The numbers are staggering, but they’re also revealing something else: Washington State Hospital is the worst.
According to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, in the past five years, Washington State has spent $1,093 per patient on emergency room visits and $1.1 billion on hospital costs.
That’s a whopping $10,000 per resident and $30,000 a year per person.
The state spent more on emergency care and hospital costs than the average of any state in the nation, and it has spent more than any other in the country.
Washington State spends more than 10 times more on healthcare than any state.
And yet it ranks third in the U.S. for hospital costs per resident.
And that’s just for the emergency department alone.
Washington spends more on the emergency room than any of the other 50 states combined.
But those numbers are far lower when it comes to hospital stays, as the study notes: The number of hospital days spent in the emergency departments is almost three times the number of days spent at the emergency rooms.
In fact, only the top five hospitals in the state spend more than the top 10 hospitals in their respective states combined on emergency department visits and emergency room expenses.
The hospital costs and patient care costs in Washington are the worst in the states.
And they’re worse than most other states, too.
Washington state is ranked in the bottom 10 in the percentage of its population that has access to high-quality healthcare.
It’s also ranked in among the worst states for people who have difficulty getting care because of mental illness or substance abuse issues.
“We’re in the top 1 per cent, but we’re in a really bad position in the rest of the country,” said Chris Bost, the hospital’s chief operating officer.
“The bottom 10 per cent of states have better healthcare outcomes.
So it’s just a matter of, how much of a gap are we going to be able to close and close it well enough to keep this going?”
Bost said the state’s top hospital, the University of Washington, has an average wait time of about a week and a half for patients with mental health and substance abuse problems.
The Washington State Department of Health has put a cap on the number and duration of hospital stays.
The cap will rise to 2,000 hospital days by 2021, and 2,600 by 2022.
The goal is to provide as much care as possible for those who need it most.
The institute says the state could get there by improving its emergency department infrastructure.
“I think the key to a really great hospital is that it’s designed to be the single-site that provides the best care,” said David Hoehn, director of the Washington State Mental Health Program.
“And we’ve taken that to heart.
And we have the best emergency department in the world.
We have a very good network of physicians and nurses that do a fantastic job.
And the hospital has an excellent staff of doctors and nurses, and we’re seeing that really really help us.”
In addition to spending more on hospital care, Washington spends $1 billion per year on private insurance premiums.
According the Kaiser report, in 2013, the average premium for a state-based individual had jumped from $1 million to $2.2 million.
That compares to an average of $1 for an individual in the federal government.
And, the state spent $6.2 billion on health insurance in 2014.
Hoehrns group also reports the state spends more per capita on Medicaid than any single state in America.
Washington spent more per person than any non-metropolitan area in the entire nation in 2014, according to Kaiser.
In addition, the federal and state governments spend about $1 trillion a year on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
That means the state has $2,000 in federal dollars that goes towards covering an average child in Washington State.
The study also found that Washington State is one of the worst state for people with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Washington ranks eighth in the US for mental health expenditures per capita, which is the second-highest in the United States.
That number is $1 per person for every person in the average Washington resident.
In contrast, the rest to the rest states spend $2 per person, the report found.
Mental health issues have been linked to mental illness more often than substance use.
A 2015 study by the American Psychiatric Association found that people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia are at higher risk for hospitalizations, admissions and hospitalization outcomes than people with other psychiatric diagnoses.
But that study also looked at people without a psychiatric diagnosis.
In the Washington study, people with bipolar disorder had the highest rates of hospitalizations and hospitalizations in the study.
Bost says the hospital stays and hospital treatment for people suffering from mental illness is a major factor behind the state of the state.
“Our hospital system is in crisis,” he said.