Number of hospitals reached 5,723 in 2012 in USA, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 0.017 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of hospitals in USA reached an all time high of 6,965 in 1980 and an all time low of 5,708 in 2007. When compared to USA's main peers, number of hospitals in Canada amounted to 720, 8,565 in Japan and 4,421 in Mexico in 2012.
USA has been ranked 2nd within the group of 31 countries we follow in terms of number of hospitals.
Hospitals comprise licensed establishments primarily engaged in providing medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to in-patients and the specialised accommodation services required by in-patients.