According to a ranking of hospital admission rates by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the national hospital admission rate is 96 per 100,000. This number however varies greatly by state with 25 states having a hospital admission rate higher than the national rate. The ranking is based on data from the American Hospital Association’s annual survey from 1999-2021.
The figures represent admissions at community hospitals, which account for 85 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Population data are based on the Census Bureau.