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ROUNDS DATA DIVE
Maxing out
Multiple concurrent factors
are straining the capacities
of children's hospitals.
25%
↑
RISING COVID-19 CASES
For the first time, children
represented 25% of the
weekly reported COVID-19
cases in the U.S. in
September 2021. And
roughly 6,800 children were
hospitalized with COVID-19
in the first week of October.
Sources: Children's Hospital
Association (CHA), American Academy
of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
50%
Many children's hospital ICUs are at or near their capacities
with kids waiting in emergency rooms or in other available
beds for critical care beds and staff to care for them. Here's
a look at the numbers affecting this trend.
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INCREASING RSV CASES
In June and July 2021,
children's hospitals in the
South experienced a surge
in visits to their emergency
rooms for respiratory
syncytial virus (RSV), with
some seeing 25% more cases
than in July 2019. Similarly,
these hospitals saw 50%
more children in need of
respiratory care support in
July 2021 than in July 2019.
Source: CHA's Pediatric Health
Information System (PHIS)
Learn about what
children's hospitals are
doing to raise awareness
of these challenges at
childrenshospitals.org/
capacity.
24%
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GROWING BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH CARE NEEDS
In the first two quarters
of 2021, mental health
cases in children ages 3
to 17 were 33% higher,
and suicide and self-injury
cases in ages 5 to 17 were
more than 103% higher
than in 2016. Data for the
fall 2021 is expected to
reflect continued surges as
children return to school.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, CHA's PHIS
10%
↑
LOWER STAFFING
Pandemic-driven burnout
has affected the recruitment
and retention of staff
in children's hospitals,
resulting in staffing levels
in the second quarter
of 2021 below the same
period in 2019, despite
increases in volumes. In
those departments most
affected by volume surges-
urgent care, emergency and
respiratory therapy-clinical
staff levels are down 15%.
In the medical surgical
inpatient units and PICUs,
clinical staffing is 10% below
pre-pandemic levels. These
trends are also occurring
in the staffing levels of
support positions like patient
registration, environmental
services, food services and
nursing assistants.
Source: CHA's PROSPECT
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