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Report Finds ER Visits Trailing Other Areas in Hospital Volume Recovery

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Healthcare Dive writes of the findings of a recently released TransUnion Healthcare report. The report found hospital visit volumes were recovering at the end of June from their low in March when most states had stay-at-home orders in place, but emergency visits trailed other areas.

ER visits were down 25% compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, according to the survey of more than 500 hospitals across the U.S. that examined data between March 1 and the week of June 21. Inpatient visits dipped 8% for that week compared to before the pandemic and outpatient numbers were down 7%.

The research showed a difference for adult and child patients. Adult visit volumes recovered far more quickly than emergency and outpatient pediatric visits, but a bit more slowly for inpatient services, according to the analysis.

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