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Patients reluctant to visit hospitals due to Covid-19

June 30, 2020


The spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused disruption to many aspects of routine medical care with the immediate impact being seen in the drastic reduction of hospital / doctor visits. Recent results from a GlobalData survey show that 79% of 426 participants have avoided hospitals at all costs due to Covid-19 despite having a medical complaint. Additionally, 43% of participants cancelled all appointments, while 36% opted to only contact the doctor by phone or email.

In the UK, particularly in England, accident and emergency (A&E) attendance fell by 40% between March and April.