Data Reporting Issues:

2005 Hospital Discharge and ER data:

Note that figures by race primarily for residents of Appling county are invalid due to Appling Healthcare System race reporting.

2012 Hospital Discharge and ER data:

Please note that Hart County Hospital closed July 1 2012 but did not report any data for 2012. Numbers may be artificially deflated for Hart and surrounding counties.

2013 Hospital Discharge and ER data:

Candler County experienced a significant drop in Hospital Discharges Visits due to non-reporting. Residents of Bulloch, Evans, Emanuel and Tattnall counties were also slightly affected.

2015 (4th quarter) & 2016 Hospital Discharge and ER data:

Effective October 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services required health care organizations and providers to use the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) to code medical encounters in the hospital and emergency department settings. This transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM caused the data for certain categories to require additional processing, or appear to be out of trend. Please see the Definitions page for further detail. Note: Due to evolving ICD10 standards, adjustments were made to some 2015 (4th quarter) records on 12/18/17.

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