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California sees decline in number of hospital beds: report
Modern Healthcare

The number of California hospital beds declined by 4%—to 80,616 in 2007 from 83,734 in 2001—despite population growth of 9% statewide to about 35.5 million over the same six-year period, according to a new report. General acute-care beds in the state rose slightly, from 83% of all beds in 2001 to 87% in 2007, but skilled-nursing beds fell from 11% to 9%, according to the report by the California HealthCare Foundation.

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