Patient Migration

PATIENT MIGRATION |  2016

The following map illustrates where patients obtain their hospital care when they seek care in Kansas. In 42 of the 105 Kansas counties, over 50 percent of the residents remained within their county for hospital care.
Twenty-two Kansas counties with hospitals retained 25 percent or less of their county discharges while 11 Kansas counties retained over 75 percent.
Nine Kansas counties do not have hospitals within their borders: Chase, Doniphan, Elk, Gray, Linn, Osage, Wabaunsee, Wallace and Woodson.

   Migration Map FY16

 

 

PATIENT MIGRATION FOR INPATIENT SERVICES |  2016

Patients Leaving Kansas

The patient migration to surrounding states for inpatient services showed a slight decrease from 25,516 in 2015 to 25,123 in 2016. Data obtained indicate that net out-migration to Missouri, Oklahoma* and Nebraska by patients from Kansas decreased. The in-migration from Missouri increased from 22,939 in 2015 to 25,053 in 2016.

Migration Table FY16

*Oklahoma Hospital Association, CY2015

 SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association FFY2016 Kansas Inpatient Database