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Texas State Teaching Hospitals
Purchaser: University of Texas System
Programs: Inpatient and outpatient services at state teaching hospitals

Description: The University of Texas System operates four state-owned teaching hospitals, three of which provide both inpatient and outpatient health care. The Harris County Psychiatric Center provides only inpatient services.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) was founded in 1891 and is the oldest medical school in Texas. UTMB had 37,333 inpatient admissions in 1998 and had an average of 936 beds in operation. There were 102,444 emergency room visits and more than 405,566 outpatient clinic visits.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, created in 1941, is an internationally-known cancer treatment center. In 1998, it admitted 15,920 patients with an average of 437 beds in operation. The center had 368,605 clinic visits.

Formerly known as the East Texas Chest Hospital, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler admitted 3,601 patients, had an average of 112 beds in operation and had 87,742 clinic visits in 1998.

The Harris County Psychiatric Center, a component of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, had 5,390 admissions in 1998.

These hospitals spent $1. 3 billion in fiscal 1998. They recovered more than $750 million from patient revenue, including private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Subtracting this revenue leaves more than $561 million in unreimbursed health care spending.

Texas Total, Fiscal 1998
Amount Spent:
  Total Operating
Net Patient
Service Revenue
M.D. Anderson $ 779,006,782 $415,238,000 $363,768,782
UTMB 443,843,725 292,789,634 151,054,091
UT Tyler 58,945,594 37,764,919 21,180,675
Harris County Psychiatric Center 30,755,500 4,876,328 25,879,172
Total $1,312,551,601 $750,668,881 $561,882,720

Source: University of Texas System Hospital Report fiscal 1998