• ED visits decline by nearly half during early phase of COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Visits to the ED decreased by 42% during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, from a mean of 2.1 million visits per week from March 31-April 27, 2019 to 1.2 million visits from March 29 to April 25, 2020, according to findings in the MMWR report.
    “On March 13, 2020, the United States declared a national emergency to combat coronavirus disease 2019 ,” Kathleen P. Hartnett, PhD, of the Innovation, Technology and Analytics Task Force from the CDC COVID-19 response team and the division of health informatics and surveillance at the CDC, and colleagues wrote. “As
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  • Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    A study found the number of emergency room visits for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring in the U.S. The results support fears that the coronavirus outbreaks scared away many heart patients from going to the hospital
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  • Emergency room visits plummeted 42% amid the coronavirus pandemic, CDC report reveals

    Emergency room visits plummeted 42% amid the coronavirus pandemic, CDC report reveals

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    About 2.1 million emergency room visits took place between March 31 and April 27 in 2019, which fell by 42% to about 1.2 million visits between March 29 and April 25 in 2020.
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