Skip Navigation Archive: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Archive: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner

Hospital Admissions for Stroke Are Dropping

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

AHRQ News and Numbers

Release date: June 28, 2005

Hospital admissions for stroke decreased between 1997 and 2002, according to the latest data from the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

  • Stroke fell from being the 7th most common reason for hospitalization to the 15th most common reason in 2002.
  • Hospital admissions for stroke declined 12 percent between 1997 and 2002—from 638,000 admissions to 564,000 admissions.


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care