DataByte: Childhood Immunization – Lower Vaccination Claim Rates in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [1], 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.  

DataByte: A Look at Emergency Department Visits for Migraine in Utah’s Urban, Rural, and Frontier Areas

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.