Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
406.3 hospitalizations for heart failure per 100,000 adults (2019) *

319.7 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

366.9 hospitalizations for heart failure per 100,000 adults aged 18 years and over occurred in 2016 1  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce hospitalizations among adults with heart failure as the principal diagnosis

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


Many people die of heart failure in the United States each year. And over the past 2 decades, the number of people who are hospitalized because of heart failure has increased. Strategies to prevent and treat heart failure can reduce both the rate of heart failure and the number of hospitalizations due to heart failure.

1. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.