University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 83
Hospital Inpatient Days, 2003-04 to 2008-09

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

The University's academic medical centers operate in urban areas, and three of the five centers are former county hospitals. Each medical center has several primary care and specialty clinics distributed in the communities they serve.

In addition to providing primary and specialty care, UC medical centers treat critically ill newborns, care for cancer patients and treat half of all transplant patients and one-quarter of extensive burn cases in California. They also treat patients from other hospitals that have exhausted all efforts and consider UC to be hospitals of last resort.

"Inpatient days" represents the total number of days that all patients spend in a hospital bed. The graphs presented here display the total number of inpatient days at the five UC medical centers by the type of insurance the patient has.

Across the five UC medical centers, 60 percent of inpatient days are used by Medicare, Medi-Cal, county coverage or uninsured patients.

Statewide, UC's five medical centers accounted for 4 percent of inpatient days of low-income patients, i.e., those with Medi-Cal or without insurance.

Source: University of California Medical Centers Report on Audit of Financial Statements. Additional information can be found at:

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.