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Study: 61% of sick Americans neglected care in 2020 because of pandemic
Health experts have been bracing for the vast consequences from Americans neglecting healthcare during the pandemic. Now that we’re beginning to see the numbers, it’s clear there’s a problem.
Tempus recently surveyed 1,078 Americans to understand how many people have neglected healthcare, what the status of their health has been, and what motivated their choices.
Among their findings:
- 79% of those who neglected healthcare during the pandemic have COVID-19 comorbidities.
- 61% who were undergoing treatment for an existing illness suspended it at some point during the pandemic.
- 48% of Americans have not pursued some type of healthcare because of loss of income/insurance.
Take a look at the full report.