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AHRQ Stats: Adult Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths During the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Across 13 states, from April through June 2020, the average number of hospitalizations for adults 18 to 64 years old fell 19 percent, to about 68,000, while the average number of in-hospital deaths among patients in this age group rose 44 percent, to about 1,300, compared with the same months in previous years.

In April-September 2020, the percentages of hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths related to COVID-19 for adults aged 18-64 years were 5 and 24 percent, respectively, corresponding to 101,900 adult hospitalizations and 7,500 in-hospital deaths related to COVID-19 across 13 States.

This Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief presents data from 13 States on hospitalizations for adults aged 18-64 years across time periods with a focus on the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths for patients aged 18-64 years is presented overall and by patient characteristics from April to September 2020 compared with State-level averages from April to September in 2016-2019. The percentages of all hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths related to COVID-19 for adults aged 18-64 years during the April-September 2020 timeframe are also provided.

This analysis is limited to discharges for adults aged 18-64 years treated in community, nonrehabilitation hospitals in 13 States (Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, and Vermont) for which HCUP data were available for April-September 2016-2019 (State Inpatient Databases [SID]) and April-September 2020 (quarterly inpatient data). These States account for 24.7 percent of the resident U.S. population in 2019. Information contained in this Statistical Brief was primarily obtained from the HCUP Summary Trend Tables.

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