Oklahoma health leaders push state leaders to be transparent about hospital conditions

VIDEO: Doctors push for more transparency on hospital information

TULSA, Okla. — -Some Oklahoma health leaders are calling on the state to be more transparent about hospital bed availability and staffing levels

-Healthier Oklahoma Coalition is made up of medical professionals across the state.

-Dr. Dale Bratzler is part of the coalition, and is the chief covid officer with OU Medical. He says recently, some doctors have had to spend time making phone calls to other facilities to find out where to transfer patients because their clinic was at capacity.

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-Hospitals are required to send their bed numbers to the state each day, but that information goes to the health department and is not widely available.

-The state sends out information on hospital availability across the state, but its not broken down by region or facility.

-Doctors say if they have that information, it can make it easier for them to make quick informed decisions on where to transfer patients if needed.

-The Tulsa County Health Department says they’ll be publishing more detailed hospital data starting next week.