Early within the COVID-19 pandemic, many outpatient visits and elective hospitalizations had been delayed, prevented, or cancelled, resulting in a pointy decline in well being care utilization. Nevertheless, there have been expectations that there can be pent-up demand for this missed care.
Utilizing quite a lot of information sources, this chart assortment examines the newest accessible information on how well being providers utilization has modified over the course of the pandemic. We discover that, as of mid-to-late 2022, utilization of healthcare is mostly rebounding, however a few of that use is probably going for COVID-related remedy, testing, or vaccination, making it troublesome to evaluate how non-COVID care compares to the quantity of care folks acquired pre-pandemic. It’s seemingly that utilization of some providers, notably for non-COVID care, stays beneath expectations based mostly on pre-pandemic developments.
The chart assortment is obtainable on the Peterson-KFF Well being System Tracker, a web based data hub devoted to monitoring and assessing the efficiency of the U.S. well being system.