Sandeep Jauhar | “People Have Stopped Going to the Doctor. Most Seem Just Fine.” – The New York Times
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“People Have Stopped Going to the Doctor. Most Seem Just Fine.” – The New York Times

“People Have Stopped Going to the Doctor. Most Seem Just Fine.” – The New York Times

Do Americans really need the amount of treatment that our health care system is used to providing?

As stay-at-home orders ease and cities reopen for business, many doctors and hospital administrators are calling for a quick return of health care to pre-pandemic levels. For months now, routine care has been postponed. Elective procedures — big moneymakers — were halted so that hospitals could divert resources to treating Covid-19 patients. Routine clinic visits were canceled or replaced by online sessions. This has resulted in grievous financial losses for hospitals and clinics. Medical practices have closed. Hospitals have been forced to furlough employees or cut pay.

Most patients, on the other hand, at least those with stable chronic conditions, seem to have done OK…”