September 2022 Utilization Report

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Looking at utilization metrics, there are slight fluctuations in volumes across all measures. Emergency department visits slightly increased going from -25% last month to -24% below pre-COVID baselines while acute care admissions on the other hand saw a minor decrease this month, going from -13% in August to -19% below baselines. Psychiatric and observation admissions also show a little variation from last month to the current month (Fig. 1). Newborn admissions show a decrease this month with the lowest volume observed since May 2022 after last month’s spike. See Table 11 of the report for details.

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