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