November 2023 Utilization Report

There was a generalized decrease from October to November in most utilization metrics compared to pre-COVID baselines with the exception of Observation patients which are 3% over the baseline in November (see Fig. 1 below).


Psychiatric admissions are still trending above the median across all nine hospitals as depicted in Fig. 2 below. Although the variation ranges from 715 to 813 and admissions are down slightly for November, seven months in a row above the median indicates a shift under statistical process control guidelines. Civil commitment admissions continue to be a driver of this overall pattern as shown in Fig. 3.


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