Today, the District of Columbia Hospital Association released their 2016 Hospital Utilization Indicators Report. This report provides comparative data on health care facility utilization in the District of Columbia, data is self-reported by the individual facilities in the Monthly Utilization Survey managed by the Association. Data from the 2016 report does not include the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the HSC Pediatric Center.
2016 Utilization Indicators Trends:
- Inpatient Admissions have decreased slightly to 128,463 down approximately 0.4%, compared to the 2015 data.
- Newborn Deliveries increased to 14,178 up approximately 1.7%; and Rehabilitation Admissions increased to 2,451, approximately 4.2%.
- Emergency Department visits decreased by approximately 3% to 508,729.
- Ambulatory Surgeries at DC Hospitals increased to 71,353, or 2%
- Neonatal Admissions increased to 3,292 up approximately 1.2%.
- Total Patient Days remained flat at 1,033,019 days.
CLICK HERE to access the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s Utilization Indicators for 2016.