– Chicago’s hospitals reported more deaths in 2016 compared with 2015.
The city’s hospitals have more patients and beds than ever before.
Chicago Police Department data show the number of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and non-urgent non-emergency visits rose by nearly 20 percent in 2016.
The number of cardiac arrests also rose by almost 14 percent in the year.
Chaplin Hospital reported 573 more hospitalizations, including 158 more for respiratory distress.
That is a 33 percent increase over 2015.
More:Chicago hospitals are spending $4 billion more per year on hospitalization and care, according to data provided by the city.
In total, Chicago hospitals are expected to spend more than $9 billion more than they did last year, according a city report.
The hospital report, which includes the number and types of cases, the number, types and duration of hospitalizations for the previous year, and the type of care received, are part of a year-end review that includes spending by all of the city’s three major health systems.
The City Council on Wednesday will consider the report, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel scheduled to testify on the report’s findings.
The mayor has proposed to cut the number to a third of what it is today.
The report also found that the city spends $2.6 billion less on the city than it did last time around.
That was up from $2 billion in 2015.