Two Variables Significantly Impacted Utilization in D.C. Hospitals in January 2019

The report includes summaries of admissions, discharges, patient days, neonatal and newborn admissions and patient days, emergency department visits, and ambulatory surgeries for the month of January 2019.

Overview & Observations
Two variables that appear to have significantly impacted utilization in D.C. hospitals in January were the regional influenza outbreak as well as the termination of Providence Hospital acute care services and decreased Emergency Department operations in December. Most other acute care hospitals had relative increases in admissions, emergency department visits, and observation patient admissions. MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Howard University Hospital report the greatest increase in ED visits.


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