Number of the Day: 73

May 21, 2013 | Number of The Day

New Jersey hospitals number 73, as of 2010, with 62 of them nonprofits, three owned by the state, and eight for-profit facilities, according to, a nonprofit website run by the Henry J. Kaiser foundation that tracks healthcare nationwide. The 73 hospitals amount to 2.4 beds per 1,000 population, fewer than the 2.6 per 1,000 national average.

Interestingly enough, New Jersey has fewer emergency room visits each year (382 visits per 1,000 population) than the national average of 411. Further, the number of admissions to the hospital – 121 admissions per 1,000 population, was lower than the national average of 114.