University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 11.2.3
Hospital inpatient days, UC medical centers, 2003-04 to 2009-10

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

Between 2003-04 and 2008-09 each of UC's five medical centers experienced gradual growth in the number of in-patient days. The number declined in 2009-10 at two medical centers (San Francisco and Davis).

The University's academic medical centers operate in urban areas. 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. As tertiary and quaternary care centers, they also treat patients from other hospitals that have exhausted all other efforts.

"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.

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.