March 2024 Utilization Report

Highlights: All focus utilization metrics portrayed in Fig. 1 saw an increase in volumes this month. Acute care admissions increased from -16% below pre-COVID baselines in February to -13% in March; ED visits went from -28% to -22% below baseline; and psychiatric admission saw their highest volumes in the past 15 months going from -23% to -15% below baselines. Observation admissions and ambulatory surgery show a recovery to pre-COVID levels going from 0% to 1% and 2% to 5% over baseline respectively.



Specialty admissions depicted in Fig. 2 have consistently remained over the median for the fourth month. We also note that they saw their highest volume this month in the past 15-month period as depicted in Table 4 of the report. Conversely, newborn admissions remained under the median over the past four months as shown in Fig. 3.


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