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COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by Facility

The following dataset provides facility-level data for hospital utilization aggregated on a weekly basis (Friday to Thursday). These are derived from reports with facility-level granularity across two main sources: (1) HHS TeleTracking, and (2) reporting provided directly to HHS Protect by state/territorial health departments on behalf of their healthcare facilities.

The hospital population includes all hospitals registered with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as of June 1, 2020. It includes non-CMS hospitals that have reported since July 15, 2020. It does not include psychiatric, rehabilitation, Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, Defense Health Agency (DHA) facilities, and religious non-medical facilities.

For a given entry, the term “collection_week” signifies the start of the period that is aggregated. For example, a “collection_week” of 2020-11-20 means the average/sum/coverage of the elements captured from that given facility starting and including Friday, November 20, 2020, and ending and including reports for Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Reported elements include an append of either “_coverage”, “_sum”, or “_avg”.

  • A “_coverage” append denotes how many times the facility reported that element during that collection week.
  • A “_sum” append denotes the sum of the reports provided for that facility for that element during that collection week.
  • A “_avg” append is the average of the reports provided for that facility for that element during that collection week.

The file will be updated weekly. No statistical analysis is applied to impute non-response. For averages, calculations are based on the number of values collected for a given hospital in that collection week. Suppression is applied to the file for sums and averages less than four (4). In these cases, the field will be replaced with “-999,999”.

This data is preliminary and subject to change as more data become available. Data is available starting on July 31, 2020.

Sometimes, reports for a given facility will be provided to both HHS TeleTracking and HHS Protect. When this occurs, to ensure that there are not duplicate reports, deduplication is applied according to prioritization rules within HHS Protect.

For influenza fields listed in the file, the current HHS guidance marks these fields as optional. As a result, coverage of these elements are varied.

COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by Facility Data Dictionary

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified
2021-01-24
Release Date
2020-12-07
Frequency
Weekly
Identifier
d475cc4e-83cd-4c16-be57-9105f300e0bc
License
Granularity
temporal
Public Access Level
Public
Bureau Code
009:00 - Department of Health and Human Services
Program Code
009:028 - Department of Health and Human Services - Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Data Quality
True

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You can find the community FAQ for this dataset at https://bit.ly/COVIDFacilityLevelCapacityDataCommunityFAQ or through the CareSet GitHub https://github.com/careset/

Doesn't work. What is with that?

The file is available for download -- Please use the downloaded CSV for your analysis.
- HealthData.gov Team

Thank you for making this data available! I feel safer being able to check on my local hospitals.

Thank you for your interest in HHS Open Data. One note -- Patients should not be discouraged from seeking hospital care based on their interpretation of the data. Hospitals have protocols in place to keep patients safe from exposure and to ensure all patients are prioritized for care.
- HealthData.gov Team

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