- The Acute Care Surgical Volume-Weighted Utilization Index rose by 5.1 points in Q4 2017 to 18.9. The index shows the acute care market in slight expansion.
- Index increases are driven by a reported increase in admissions, ER volumes, and surgical volumes.
- Two of six measured regions parted from the trend in Q4. The southeast and northwest regions had slight index value declines in the fourth quarter.
- Acute care facilities of all sizes show index increases comparable to overall national trends.
1. Executive Summary
3. Index Data
5. National Breakdown
6. Regional Breakdown
7. Research Methods