Impacts of the coronavirus on non-COVID-related medical care

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Much of the attention surrounding COVID-19 has focused on the incidence, the risk factors, and the medical needs of COVID-19 patients as well as the profound economic impact of the pandemic. However, an increasing area of emphasis is the profound effect the pandemic has had on non-COVID-related medical care. This has important impacts not only on population health, but also the financial health of providers, which can be critical to ensuring ongoing access to care currently and into the future, according to Joel E. Segel, Penn State assistant professor of health policy and administration.

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Last Updated August 04, 2020