Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.
Houston Chronicle scoop: Houston hospital executives’ sudden reversal on ICU capacity followed talks with Gov. Abbott in which “the governor expressed displeasure with negative headlines about ICU capacity.” Hats off,
. hit 100% base ICU capacity on Thursday for the first time during the #COVID-19 pandemic. Then the #Houston hospitals — comprising the largest medical center in the world — stopped reporting that data. Scoop w/ -->
After Gov. Greg Abbott "expressed displeasure with negative headlines about ICU capacity," hospitals at the Texas Medical Center stopped publishing coronavirus updates about ICU capacity. Nice digging by and : #hounews #covid19
Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data. It followed discussions between Gov. Abbott and hospital executives in which the governor expressed displeasure with negative headlines about ICU capacity.
Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.
Last Thursday, hit 100% base capacity in its ICUs and predicted its 'unsustainable surge capacity' would be exhausted by July 6. Then those metrics disappeared for 3 days. They reappeared Sunday in a new format. Let's discuss (thread)
“Texas Medical Center hospitals have stopped reporting key metrics showing the stress rising numbers of COVID-19 patients are placing on their facilities, undermining data that policy makers and the public have relied upon during the pandemic...”
Wondering what happened to the Texas Medical Center dashboard showing ICU bed usage? Our reporters found out. #hounews
"Texas Medical Center hospitals have stopped reporting key metrics showing the stress rising numbers of COVID-19 patients are placing on their facilities" Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.
An uncomfortable truth: data are shaped by the interests of the systems that produce them Yes, even when it comes to death and dying. Especially so, in fact.
FINAL version = Claiming confusion, changes how it reports ICU capacity amid COVID-19
What could POSSIBLY go wrong? Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data.
Looks like the Houston Chronicle is on it (hat tip ). They have pulled some data, altered other data, & declined to comment to the paper as of press time.
Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity: Then they stopped reporting data. via
Houston hospitals hit 100% base ICU capacity. Then they stopped reporting data. #Houstoncovid #COVID19 #TexasCOVID
While hopefully it is short-term, the loss of ICU capacity data in Houston highlights again the need for good data to guide the response. Without data we are flying blind.
The world's largest medical city is Houston & is known as Texas Medical Center. According to Houston Chronicle, TMC stopped updating key metrics for 3 days & reported 100% base ICU capacity. 4 hospital CEOs have since updated w/less dire #'s &predictions?