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AHA Details Hospitals’ $2.2T Economic Activity
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The nation’s hospitals treated more than 127 million in-patients, employed more than 5.4 million people, and generated more than $2.2 trillion in economic activity in 2009, an American Hospital Association report says.

The report – Economic Contribution of Hospitals Often Overlooked – notes that hospitals provided outpatient care for 515 million people, performed 27 million surgeries, and delivered 4 million babies in 2009, and that the overall healthcare sector created an average of 24,000 new jobs a month that year, despite the recession.