January 2023 Utilization Report
A slight increase in utilization metrics compared to pre-COVID baselines was observed for January 2023 compared to December 2022 except for emergency department visits which declined by one percentage point going from -27% below the pre-COVID baseline to -28%. Acute care admissions went from -20% below baseline in December to -17% this month, while psychiatric admissions increased from -35% to -27% below baseline. Observation patient visits jumped above the pre-COVID baseline during January 2023 going from -7% below to 6% over baseline (See Fig. 1). Although total admissions for specialty care hospitals went down this month, St Elizabeths and BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill showed their highest volume in the past 15 months as presented in Table 4 of the report.