By Brantley Scott The United States has been gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic for most of 2020. In Utah, the number of cases and hospitalizations have increased markedly over the […]
The intent of these reports is to highlight emerging COVID-19 healthcare consumption trends using Utah’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD) and Healthcare Facility Database (HFD).
The results show an upward trend in the percentage of induced deliveries over the period of analysis (January 2016–June 2020). During the first quarter of 2016, about 32.6% of deliveries were induced. By the end of the second quarter of 2020, approximately 44.6% of deliveries were induced.
By Brantley Scott April is Autism Awareness Month and the Office of Health Care Statistics at the Utah Department of Health, in partnership with the Disability and Health Program, decided […]
By Brantley Scott Introduction: When it comes to back imaging there are many options to choose from. A great question to ask, is if an MRI or CT scan is […]
By Brantley Scott Introduction: One of most common shoppable medical procedures is colonoscopies. They are generally non-urgent with a variety of options for where these procedures can be performed. Depending […]
By Brantley Scott In the healthcare industry, two of the things that Utah is well known for are: having a healthy population and a high birth rate. However, Utah healthcare […]
By Brantley Scott As healthcare costs balloon around the United States, people often wonder if anything can be done to lower costs and if any progress is being made to […]
By Brantley Scott The opioid epidemic has received much attention both in Utah and nationally. According to the Utah Opidemic website, an average of five Utahns die from opioid overdose […]