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Financial Impact of Cancelled Elective Surgeries in US

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Healthcare Dive writes of the findings of an article published recently in the Annals of Surgery that U.S. hospitals lost more than $20 billion from suspending elective surgeries over three months at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset in this country. The Annals of Surgery article found that the revenue loss from halted electives was consistent across all hospital types, but existing trends for urban non-teaching facilities and those in rural areas put them at increased financial risk.

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