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Data Analysis Shows Knee Replacements Nearly Halted Due to COVID19

Healthcare Dive writes: As the COVID-19 pandemic forced providers across the United States to defer many elective procedures, the number of patients who sought out hospital care declined by an average of more than 50%, according to data from hospital software company Strata Decision Technology. Even service lines involving what are often life-threatening illnesses saw large drops, with cardiac care falling 57% and cancer care decreasing 37%, according to the analysis, which compares procedure volumes from a two week period over March and April this year to the same time frame last year.

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