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.
Infant and Toddler Poisonings (12/2)For the past 12 years, Virginia has studied the circumstances surrounding child deaths. A recently completed review of child deaths spanning 2009-2013 provides a sense of how the drug overdose problem impacts young children, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Annual Report for 2013. Read More
Pediatric Asthma Emergency Room Visits (10/21)Asthma is a frequent childhood illness. Managing asthma can be difficult as it requires reducing environmental allergens (pollutants) and mitigating the body’s response to allergens through pharmaceuticals such as bronchodilators, inhaled or oral corticosteroids, and desensitization. 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