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PATIENT MIGRATION |  2013

The following map illustrates where patients obtain their hospital care when they seek care in Kansas. In 33 of the 105 Kansas counties, over 50 percent of the residents remained within their county for hospital care.
Fourteen Kansas counties with hospitals retained 25 percent or less of their county discharges while 7 Kansas counties retained over 75 percent, consistent with FY2012.
Nine Kansas counties do not have hospitals within their borders: Chase, Doniphan, Elk, Gray, Linn, Osage, Wabaunsee, Wallace and Woodson.

  

 

 

PATIENT MIGRATION FOR INPATIENT SERVICES |  2013

Patients Leaving Kansas

The patient migration to surrounding states for inpatient services showed little change from FY2012 to FY2013 with 23,361 out-migration in 2012 and 24,804 out-migration in 2013. Data obtained indicate that net in-migration from Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska by patients to Kansas increased slightly.

 

*Oklahoma Hospital Association, 2013

 SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association FFY2013, Kansas Inpatient Database

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