Utilization Report-June 2019
The summary of Total Patient Days for acute care hospitals (see page 4 of the report) shows a 10.5% decrease this July compared with last July and a 4% decrease in the last three months compared with the same interval last year. However, the comparison of the most recent 12 months with the preceding 12 months shows a 1.7% increase. A review of the different variables submitted by acute care hospitals reveal that there are decreases in all measures except for Total Patient Days, Neonatal Admissions and Observation Patient Data. The graph below summarizes the percentage of change for 12 variables.