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Report Finds Declining Volume in Pediatric, Maternal and Newborn Departments in U.S Health Systems, Uptake in Pediatric ICU Visits

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A new report from Syntellis Performance Solutions reveals that although inpatient volumes are beginning to return to and even surpass pre-pandemic levels, pediatric, maternal and newborn departments lag by 2.9 percent when compared to June 2019. The report, Syntellis Performance Trends, analyzes data from more than 1,000 hospitals and 135,000+ physicians from over 10,000 practices and 139 specialty categories.

Key findings from Syntellis Performance Trends include:

  • Imaging services saw a robust increase in procedures compared to 2020, outpacing national hospital averages
  • Orthopedics and inpatient and outpatient physical therapy have experienced strong recovery in terms of patient volumes and expenses
  • Pediatric and mother/baby nursing services continue to see slow recovery compared to other nursing departments, a continuation of the trend revealed in data comparing May 2019 to May 2021

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