Description: BetaNYC collaborated with We The Patients at the Community Service Society of New York to create visualizations to highlight their report on how hospitals are suing vulnerable patients to collect on medical debt.
– Data on civil court cases was retrieved from eCourts; a resource created by the New York State Unified Court System.
-Data on indigent care pool funding was provided by the New York State Department of Health.
-Data was geocoded and joined with a state county layer
Uses/Impact: Used to highlight the amount of lawsuits against patients by hospital facilities, hospital systems, and county.
Level: 5 – Extensive coding required
Hours Worked: 21
Number of Personnel: 1