June 01, 2021
A new report released today takes a deep dive into a year with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. The analysis, prepared by researchers from The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Center for Health Policy and Research, highlights the pandemic and its impacts on Pennsylvania’s patients and the health systems and hospitals that treat them.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the HAP Center for Health Policy and Research has kept a close watch on key data points and trends. While this report covers a fixed time period, its analysis will inform the Pennsylvania hospital community’s work to lay the foundation for post-COVID-19 health care,” said Sushma Sharma, PhD, HAP’s vice president, health care research.
Key findings include:
“Our analysis clearly demonstrates the value of Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems to the communities they serve; their dedication to treating everyone, regardless of their health status and ability to pay; their commitment to serving as leaders in this public health response; and their innovation during this critical time,” said Ayse Yilmaz, the lead researcher of this report. “Now, more than ever, the future of Pennsylvania’s health care depends on our maintaining a strong hospital community and health care workforce.”
For this report, HAP’s Center for Health Policy and Research analyzed publicly available data from (including but not limited to) the Pennsylvania Department of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kauffman Hall, the COVID Tracking Project, and HAP’s Economic Impact report.
The full report, as well as more information about HAP’s Center for Health Policy and Research, can be found at HAP’s website.
Tags: Public Health | Emergency Preparedness | COVID-19 | Health disparities
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