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How have health spending and utilization changed during the coronavirus pandemic?

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How have health spending and utilization changed during the coronavirus pandemic?

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not clear how healthcare utilization and spending would change. Although one might expect health costs to increase during a pandemic, there were other factors driving spending and utilization down. In spring of 2020, healthcare use and spending dropped precipitously due to cancellations of elective care to increase hospital […]

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Public health efforts aim to promote population health and wellbeing and generally include a variety of initiatives, such as disaster preparedness, nutrition and education programs, disease prevention programs, and epidemiological surveillance. The COVID-19 pandemic is testing governments’ capacities to address …