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SIC 8062 | NAICS 622000

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Hospitals  (view report)
Specialty Hospitals  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Crain Communications, Inc.
Modern Healthcare Magazine

Weekly trade magazine features news and information for healthcare executives, with special features including the annual "Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions Report" (January issue), "Truveen Health 100 Top Hospitals" (March issue), "Hospital Systems Survey" (July issue), and "Executive Compensation Survey" (August issue). Selected articles from each issue of the magazine can be viewed free online.


First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Hospital Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

H&HN Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for hospital and health system executives, with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including leadership and strategy, operations, finance, patient care, quality and safety, workforce, legislation and regulations, information technology, and industry trade conferences. Selected articles from each issue of the magazine are available online.

TrendWatch Chartbook
Web-based publication features charts that highlight important trends in the hospital and health care fields, with topics addressed in individual chapters including trends in the overall health care market, organizational trends, utilization and volume, trends in hospital finance, workforce trends, economic contribution of hospitals, and community health indicators. Individual chapters are available online.

AHA Annual Survey Database
Comprehensive survey database provides facility-level insights for U.S. hospitals on topics such as organizational structure, health system/network affiliation, facilities and services provided, beds and utilization, physician arrangements, staffing levels, revenue by type and payor, operating and capital  expenses, geographic location, and accreditations and approval codes by accrediting organization.

AHA Hospital Statistics
Comprehensive reference source allows users to analyze and compare community hospital trends over a period of years, with utilization, personnel, and finance data broken down by number of beds, U.S. Census division, and state; facilities and services data broken down by U.S. Census division and state; and community health indicators broken down by U.S. Census division and metro area.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
General, Specialty, and Psychiatric Hospitals  Search for "622"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Almanac of Hospital Financial & Operating Indicators

Annual financial benchmarking report provides a comprehensive analysis of the financial and operating performance of U.S. hospitals and includes five-year trend data for more than 70 financial performance measures such as revenue per bed and profit per discharge, with data broken out by peer group based on annual revenue, number of beds, type of facility, and quality score on a regional and national level.

American Hospital Association
Hospital Financial Database

AHA DataViewer module provides financial data for Medicare-certified hospital facilities, with categories covered including general information, financial reports, revenues and expenses, facility utilization, and other financial details. Data is derived from the Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System (HCRIS) managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and is updated on a quarterly basis.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service
Hospital Salary & Benefits Report

Annual compensation study provides salary and benefits information for over 200 job positions including management, nursing, therapy, laboratory, radiological, rehabilitation, dietary, pharmacy, technical, and clerical personnel, with compensation data broken out by annual revenue, number of beds (< 200, 200 to 499, 500 or more), organization type (for-profit, not-for-profit), geographic region, state, and county.

Sullivan Cotter and Associates, Inc.
Manager and Executive Compensation in Hospitals and Health Systems Survey

Annual compensation survey provides data on base salaries, total cash compensation, and total direct compensation for executives and managers in hospitals and health systems by organization type and size, with compensation data broken out on a regional and sub-regional basis for hospitals. Summary data from the survey is featured in the executive compensation issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Business Valuation Resources

Irving Levin Associates, Inc.
The Health Care Services Acquisition Report

Annual survey provides an in-depth review of merger and acquisitions in the health care market, with information provided with regard to hospitals including mergers and acquisitions by number of beds, price/revenue and price/EBITDA multiples, hospitals with two or more transactions, nonprofit and for- profit acquisitions by beds acquired, and transactions in Medicaid expansion/non-expansion states.


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