Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.

New Report Finds US Healthcare System Dramatically Impacted by the Global Pandemic

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, and its effects have profoundly affected all aspects of the United States healthcare system—from spending to outcomes to access. A report produced by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Kaiser Family Foundation—partners in an ongoing project to assess the quality and cost of the US healthcare system—recently released key data points. First, healthcare spending in the US has decreased by 0.5% since the start of the pandemic due to the cancellation or delay of routine preventive care. Second, COVID-19 infection is now the third leading cause of death in the US behind heart disease and cancer. Third, those hit the hardest during the pandemic—Black, Native American, Hispanic, and low-income populations—will experience further disparity in their access to healthcare and health outcomes. Read more here.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy

Dimensions' Discovery EXPO - Get early bird pricing through July 31, 2024!

Coupon has expired

Get Early Bird Pricing!