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How many registered hospitals are there in the United States?

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As of January 2016, there are 5,686 registered hospitals in the U.S. These hospitals are categorized into community hospitals, federal government hospitals, nonfederal psychiatric hospitals, hospital units in institutions and nonfederal long-term care hospitals.

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There are 4,974 community hospitals, which include 2,904 nongovernment not-for-profit community hospitals, 1,060 investor-owned community hospitals and 1,010 state and local government community hospitals.

There are 213 federal government hospitals, 406 nonfederal psychiatric hospitals, 81 nonfederal long-term care hospitals and 12 institutional hospitals. Of these hospitals, 1,971 are in the rural areas, whereas 3,003 are in urban areas. Among community hospitals, 3,144 are in a system, and only 1,582 are share a network.

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