A study using 2016 data has shown that charity care provided by non-profit hospitals in America equals anywhere from 0.46% to 16.69% of a hospital’s expenses. These figures reflect uncompensated care and losses from care given to Medicaid-covered patients. These figures do not include bad debt, or write-offs from patients who do not pay.
Among the Top 20 hospitals, by revenue, the average amount of charity care provided is 5.21% of expenses. Source: Modern Healthcare.