According to the American Psychiatric Association, major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, think, and act.1 Symptoms of major depressive disorder include, but are not limited to, feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, sleep disorders, thoughts of suicide, feeling worthless or guilty, loss of energy or fatigue, and changes in appetite (weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting). This DataByte examines claim rates and allowed amounts for January 2019-April 2021 where major depressive disorder was the first-, second-, or third-listed diagnosis (ICD-10 code F33), using the Utah All Payers Claims Database.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , pediatric vaccine orders and administration saw a significant decline at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Given the pandemic continued beyond a year, the Utah Department of Health Office of Health Care Statistics sought to examine the current trend of insurance claims for this standard preventive health practice in our state.
By: Laurel Galli-Graves & Brantley Scott According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, hips and knees are the two most commonly replaced joints. Both of these surgeries are […]
By: Brantley Scott According to Yale Medicine, e-cigarette and vaping associated lung illness (EVALI) is defined as a significant medical condition in which a patient’s lungs become injured from ingredients […]
By: Brantley Scott Originally Published: May 28th 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic affected Utahns in many ways, from work arrangements, how we shop, and regular religious and social gatherings. Health care, […]
By Carl Letamendi & Brantley Scott The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs/National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) recognizes June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness month. According to the […]
The Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Care Statistics (OHCS) produced this primary care spend report for the Utah Academy of Family Physicians (UAFP). In late 2020, the Office […]
By: Brantley Scott The Utah Department of Health, Office of Health Care Statistics (OHCS) produced this report at the request and under the direction of the Transparency Advisory Group (TAG). […]
The Transparency Advisory Group selected colonoscopies as a procedure with high health care value for Utahns. This report identifies differences in costs between certain facilities as well as the variation that can exist within a health care provider.
Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks. In Utah, there has been a slight decrease in the number of people visiting the ED for a first-listed diagnosis of migraine over the past four years. The Utah ED visit rate per 100,000 population for first-listed diagnosis of migraine is highest in frontier areas (428.9), followed by rural (300.0) then urban (242.2) for 2016–2019.