Missouri Loses Access To Its Own Hospital Data Following Federal Reporting Changes | St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Hospital Association reports that it no longer has access to the data it uses to guide state coronavirus mitigation efforts, and Kansas officials say their hospital data may be delayed. The Trump administration earlier this week directed hospitals to change how they report data to the federal government and how that data will be made available. In an email, Missouri Hospital Association spokesman Dave Dillon called the move “a major disruption.” “All evidence suggests that Missouri’s numbers are headed in the wrong direction,” Dillon said. “And, for now, we will have very limited situational awareness. That’s all very bad news.” The absence of the data will make it harder for health and public officials, as well as the general public, to understand how the virus is spreading.

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