Sanjula Jain, Ph.D.
October 30, 2022
Chief Researcher and Editor:
Joaquim Cardoso MSc.
health transformation . portal
October 31, 2022
Care Forgone During the Pandemic is Permanently Lost, and the Observed Rebound is Illusory [US context]
- Demand for primary care services is below pre-pandemic levels in 62% of metropolitan CBSAs.
- COVID-19-related care represented 47% of urgent care visits in Q1 2021, creating an illusory rebound in demand for healthcare services.
- With COVID-19 omitted, behavioral health volumes are up 17% from Q1 2019, while all other healthcare encounters — broadly inclusive of inpatient, outpatient, and virtual encounters — are down by 6%.