April 2022 Utilization Report

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Comparing utilization metrics to pre-COVID baselines, most metrics show a noted decrease during April throughout the report. Acute care admissions went from -10% below baseline last month to -14% in April, while psychiatric admissions decreased from -14% to -22%. Emergency department visits also show a slight decrease going from -24% below baseline last month to -25%. Though observation visits were also down slightly for the month of April, utilization of these services remains at or near pre-COVID levels over the last 15 months displayed.

DCHA Quality Showcase 2022

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2022 Quality Showcase.pdf

A showcase of award-winning programs from District of Columbia hospitals.

March 2022 Utilization Report

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Highlights: Comparing utilization metrics to pre-COVID baselines, most metrics show a noted increase in volumes this month throughout the report. Acute care admissions went up from -23% to -10% below baseline, with all hospitals presenting higher volumes. Emergency Department visits increased going from -39% to -24% below baseline. Notably, ambulatory surgeries returned to levels greater than the pre-COVID baseline for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic at 8% greater than pre- COVID baseline for the month of March (Fig. 1).

 

2021 Calendar Year Utilization Report

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2021 Utilization Indicators Report FINAL.pdf

The charts and tables in this publication are intended to provide aggregate and comparative data on health care facility utilization in the District of Columbia. The source of the data is the District of Columbia Hospital Association’s Monthly Utilization Survey (self-reported by individual facilities).

February 2022 Utilization Report

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Highlights: Analysis of utilization metrics relative to pre-COVID baseline shows a continued decrease of acute care admissions this month as they now stand at 23% below pre-COVID baseline, and emergency department visits still on the downward trend at 39% below baseline. Conversely, there is an uptick in ambulatory surgeries and psychiatric admissions this month, with a 17% and 8% increase respectively. The psychiatric admissions increase is reflected in the bottom graph on page 15 of the report, which depicts all but one hospital observing a higher volume.

 

 

January 2022 Utilization Report

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Analysis of utilization metrics relative to pre-COVID baseline shows a decrease of acute care admissions, with the lowest volume over the last 13 months and currently at 19% below pre-COVID baseline. While emergency department (ED) visits also took a dip this month, along with ambulatory surgeries at respectively 32% and 25% below baseline (See Fig. 1 on front page of report), psychiatric admissions are the only metric to show a slight increase and standing at 36% below baseline. Observation admissions appear to be following the same trend as acute care admissions and ED visits with a lower volume as depicted in Chart 7 of the report.

 

 

Emergency and Proposed Regulations, COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Workers

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Professional Employer Organization Registration Act

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HIV/AIDS Data Privacy Protection Amendment Act

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Performance Oversight Hearing for Department of Behavioral Health

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