PATIENT MIGRATION | 2012
The following map illustrates where patients obtain their hospital care when they seek care in Kansas. In 35 of the 105 Kansas counties, 50 percent or more of the residents remained within their county for hospital care.
Fifteen Kansas counties with hospitals retained 25 percent or less of their county discharges
while 7 Kansas counties retained over 75 percent showing a decrease from last years 10.
Nine Kansas counties do not have hospitals within their borders: Chase, Doniphan, Elk, Gray, Linn, Osage, Wabaunsee, Wallace
PATIENT MIGRATION FOR INPATIENT SERVICES | 2012
Patients Leaving Kansas
The patient migration to surrounding states for inpatient services showed a slight decrease from 26,150 in 2010 to 25,170 in 2012. Data obtained indicate that net out-migration to Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska by patients from Kansas increased. The greatest increase in in-migration is from Missouri from 20,329 in 2011 to 20,610 in 2012.
*Oklahoma Hospital Association, 2012
SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association FFY2012, Kansas Inpatient Database