A New Post-Pandemic Normal for U.S. Hospital Revenue and Expenses

  • The pandemic fueled a shift in how patients choose to access care.
  • Average length of stay is down, while volume of ambulatory settings is up.
  • Doctors are seeing more patients, and care is moving away from hospitals.
  • Inflation and pricing pressures are leading to significant cost increases, particularly in goods and services.


KaufmanHall. National Hospital Flash Report. Accessed May 9, 2023.

Becker's Healthcare. Hospitals Suffer Worst Financial Year Since the Pandemic. Accessed May 9, 2023.