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|Fiscal year||Inpatient complexity, by average Resource Intensity Weight*|
|Fiscal year||Outpatient complexity, by average Resource Intensity Weight*|
- While inpatient care remains an important part of hospital services, there has been a gradual shift toward increased outpatient care. Since 2005, outpatient volumes have grown almost 1.5 times as quickly as inpatient volumes, with increases of 25% and 17%, respectively.
- This continuing shift means that more complex cases are being treated as outpatients, leading to a slow but consistent increase in the average complexity of both outpatients and inpatients.