As a tip of the hat to the beautiful Harper’s Index, here is the March Index on cool, interesting, and thought-provoking stats related to healthcare and finance.
Change in hospital discharges per 1,000 in the US since 1999: -10%.
Hospital discharges per 1,000: 111
Reduction in hospital beds per 1,000 since 1999: -17%; as of 2017: 2.5; in 1999: 3.0
The median hospital beds per 1,000 for the 15 states that don’t have certificate of need (CON) laws: 2.2
For CON states: 2.5
Total estimated cost for a normal vaginal delivery at the University of Utah hospital (self-pay with 30% “discount”): $11,260; Medicaid: $5,645; with commercial insurance: $10,045.
The 2018 ratio of revenue to admits for commercial insured patients at HCA hospitals: 1.75.
Needed reduction in HCA’s 2018 total payroll and supplies to maintain current net margins, assuming the commercially insured patients paid the weighted average rate of Medicare and Medicaid: -45%.
Teladoc’s 2018 revenue per telemedicine visit: $158
yoy total revenue growth: 79%.
Advertising, sales and marketing costs per visit (total spend/total visits): $55; tech and development: $21.
Free cash flow loss per visit: $3.36.
Third-party reported savings per telemedicine visit vs. alternative care pathway: $472
Documented reduction in ER use per 1,000: TBD.
Teladoc’s growth in shares outstanding vs. 2016: 27%.
Lyft’s 2016 revenue as a % of bookings: 18%
In 2018: 26.8%; when you add growth in insurance reserves in excess of claims: 32%.
Excess insurance reserves in 2018: $434 million; per ride: ~70 cents.
Since 1950, the average annual return of the S&P 500 price index: 8.9%
The number of years since 1950 that the market has returned between 7 and 11%: 7.
The percentage of US stocks that have generated a life-time return that exceeds the 1-month T-bills: 4%.