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May 2022 Utilization Report

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Comparing utilization metrics to pre-COVID baselines, most metrics show a noted change in May throughout the report. There was a slight increase of acute care admissions as it went from 14% below baseline last month to -13% in May, and psychiatric admissions increased from -22% to -21%. Emergency department visits also show a slight increase going from -25% below baseline last month to -20%. Although ambulatory surgeries show great fluctuation over the past months and there was a slight decrease in volumes in May, utilization remained near pre-COVID levels over the last 15 months displayed.

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.

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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Utilization Report - February 2022.pdf

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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Utilization Report - January 2022.pdf

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.

 

 

December 2021 Utilization Report

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Utilization Report - December 2021.pdf

Analysis of utilization metrics relative to pre-COVID baseline shows a slight but consistent decline of acute care admissions from July 2021 to December 2021. This month there was also a noted decline in numbers for other metrics, notably psychiatric admissions, observation admissions and specialty care admissions this month – with three out of five hospitals seeing their lowest numbers for the last 15 months (Table 4). This is all reflected in Fig. 1 below with emergency visits, psychiatric admissions and acute care admissions decreased below pre-COVID baseline to 19%, 37% and 14% respectively. Although observation admissions have been going down, they are hovering around 6% of baseline recovery.

November 2021 Utilization Report

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Utilization Report - November 2021_Final.pdf

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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.

September 2021 Utilization Report

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Comparisons of utilization metrics to the pre-COVID-19 baseline continue to show acute care admissions recovery at 9% pre-COVID-19 trends (Fig. 1). Observation utilization returned to pre-COVID baseline levels with mean and median difference from pre-COVID baseline of 0% over the past six months (Fig.1). In addition to the upward trend in ED utilization in Fig. 1 below, for the 15-month period examined for ED visits in Table 15 of the report, three hospitals saw their highest ED volumes this month. Ambulatory surgery volumes are also up with a 12.5% average increase over September 2020 and a 12-month average utilization of 15.6% higher than the prior 12-month period (Table 16).

July 2021 Utilization Report

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