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
PATIENT MIGRATION FOR INPATIENT SERVICES | 2015
Patients Leaving Kansas
The patient migration to surrounding states for inpatient services showed a slight increase from 24,811 in 2014 to 25,516 in 2015. Data obtained indicate that net out-migration to Missouri, Oklahoma*, Colorado and Nebraska by patients from Kansas decreased. The in-migration from Missouri increased from 21,143 in 2014 to 22,939 in 2015.
*Oklahoma Hospital Association, CY2014
SOURCE: Kansas Hospital Association FFY2015, Kansas Inpatient Database