November 2021 Utilization Report

Utilization Report - November 2021_Final.pdf


Analysis of utilization metrics relative to pre-COVID baseline shows a decline from October 2021 to November 2021 across acute care admissions, emergency visits, observation patients, and psychiatric admissions. Emergency visits, psychiatric admissions and acute care admissions decreased below pre-COVID baseline to 25%,  27% and 13% respectively. Although observation patients declined to 2% below pre-COVID baseline, the overall trend since May 2021 remains at or near then pre-COVID levels (Fig.1). Moreover, two hospitals (Children’s National Hospital and The George Washington University Hospital) experienced the fewest psychiatric admissions in a 15-month period as depicted in Table 7 of the report.

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