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.
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.