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As of June 30, 2020, among 4,975 U.S. adult respondents, 40.9% reported having delayed or averted any medical care, including pressing or emergency care (12.0%) and routine care (31.5%), because of concerns about COVID-19 . One in four unpaid caregivers reported caring for adults who had been at elevated risk for extreme COVID-19.

Understanding factors related to medical care avoidance can inform focused care supply approaches and communication efforts encouraging individuals to soundly seek well timed routine, urgent, and emergency care. By June 30, 2020, because of concerns about COVID-19, an estimated 41% of U.S. adults had delayed or avoided medical care including urgent or emergency care (12%) and routine care (32%). Avoidance of pressing or emergency care was extra prevalent among unpaid caregivers for adults, persons with underlying medical circumstances, Black adults, Hispanic adults, young adults, and individuals with disabilities. Delayed or averted medical care would possibly enhance morbidity … Read More

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