Sick-to-Well Visit Ratio Update

A question on the SOAPM list this morning made me realize that I haven’t updated the S:W ratio data here in quite some time.  The ratio has maintained a steady drop since we started measuring and with good reasons:

  • Vaccines work
  • Practices are paying attention to preventive care
  • We’ve had a few low-viral seasons
  • High Deductibles actually make patients think twice before coming in for a runny nose (as they should)

If someone asks nicely enough, I can do an ICD comparison for the last few years and you see how things have changed.

Back to the question at hand.  What is the S:W ratio for independent pediatric practices?  Let’s go to the tape.

s2w

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