Healthcare How has COVID-19 impacted US hospital volumes?

Hospitals across the US have postponed elective surgeries in response to Covid-19. UBS Evidence Lab shows how the number of hospital visits has changed in different states.

08 May 2020
  • Average surgical volume across all states reporting fell 24% y/y in March.
  • Average emergency room visits were down 17% y/y.
  • Average inpatient discharges and outpatient visits across all states reporting fell 13% and 12%, respectively.

US Hospitals: YoY % Change in Total Surgical Volume

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Colorado Hospital Association's Databank Program

US Hospitals: YoY % Change in ER Visits

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Colorado Hospital Association's Databank Program

US Hospitals: YoY % Change in Patient Volume by Type of Visit

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Colorado Hospital Association's Databank Program