The report includes summaries of admissions, discharges, patient days, neonatal and newborn admissions and patient days, emergency department visits, and ambulatory surgeries for the month of February 2019.
Overview & Observations
Emergency Department (ED) visits in January increased along with the CDC noted influenza outbreak. However, ED visits decreased in February despite CDC reported increased incidence in Region 3 (Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia ). Underlying reasons for this pattern are unclear based upon the utilization data available. Hospitals may wish to further analyze reasons for admission or diagnostic data to identify additional details. Although overall ED visits decreased slightly in February, the impact of the Providence closure remained evident, particularly for MWHC and HUH. [A similar impact is also evident when comparing changes in Providence admissions to overall admissions for other District hospitals.]