Overview & Observations
DCHA will be making improvements to the monthly utilization report starting in January 2020. One improvement will be to analyze total admissions, discharges and patient days separately for acute care facilities (ACFs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
Currently, the only DC ACFs that have SNFs are Sibley Memorial Hospital, United Medical Center, and both Bridgeport Capitol Hill and National Harbor Hospitals. By earlier agreement, volume metrics have combined acute care data with SNF data. The combination makes it difficult to compare acute care metrics between facilities. For example, total patient days for facilities with SNFs is 50% greater than the total for acute care alone. The graph shows total patient days by facility for CY2019 as currently reported by hospitals, with a distinction for acute care and SNF data evident.
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