The Research Department provides analyses to support advocacy efforts on behalf of VHHA’s members. This section of the VHHA website will provide you with the latest research and analysis of important and emerging trends in Virginia hospitals.
The Research Department oversees the inpatient, ambulatory, community benefit, financial and special studies databases. It uses data from state and national sources to address policy questions and issues. The research staff is a resource for hospitals. Every year, VHHA releases a series of reports that provide up-to-date information on both health and hospital trends. Recent studies help track improvements in patient safety and quality, and reductions in readmissions. The research team also conducts population health studies to support members’ community health assessments.
Overdoses in the Emergency Room (1/13)We now turn our attention to emergency rooms across the state to see if any patterns emerge. As seen in the graphic below, there is only one peak in the distribution of visits by age related to overdoses among patients treated in emergency rooms. Read More
Opioids and Overdose Diagnoses (12/16)Concerns about opioid abuse and its effects continue to attract media attention. In response to the concerns, there have been public suggestions for additional funding to allow more patients to be treated, and to support specific treatment modalities or sources for care. Read More
Information contained herein details progress made by Virginia hospitals and health systems in select quality and patient satisfaction elements of performance.
Last Data Uploaded April 10, 2015