COVID-19 has changed virtually every aspect of our daily lives—how we work, how we live, how we communicate, how we interact with one another, and how we receive medical care. A global healthcare crisis doesn’t change the fact that patients need healthcare and lab testing services for conditions unrelated to COVID-19. A new study reports ambulatory visits dropped by nearly 60% early in the COVID-19 pandemic1—and this may lead to devastating downstream medical consequences for patients who may have deferred medical care, including those with autoimmune diseases. Getting back to care is of paramount importance for you and your patients. Visit this site to learn more about the impact this is having on patients and what you can do to help.
1. Mehrotra A, Chernew M, Linetsky D, et al. What impact has COVID-19 had on outpatient visits? To the Point blog (The Commonwealth Fund). April 23, 2020.
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