General Statistical Terms
The National Hospital Flash Report uses both actual and budget data over the last three years, collected from over 600 hospitals on a recurring monthly basis. The sample of hospitals for this report is representative of all hospitals in the United States both geographically and by bed size. Additionally, hospitals of all types are represented, from large academic to small critical access. Advanced statistical techniques are used to standardize data, identify and handle outliers, and ensure statistical soundness prior to inclusion in the report.
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