Economic Contribution of Hospitals Often Overlooked

The health care sector is an economic mainstay, providing stability and even growth during times of recession. Health care has added an average of 24,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months. Hospital care is an important component of the health care sector. Hospitals:

  • Employ over 5.4 million people.
  • Are the second largest source of private sector jobs.
  • Spend about $342 billion on goods andservices from other businesses.

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Source: American Hospital Association

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