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In-person healthcare visits can be done safely despite coronavirus risk, small JAMA study suggests

Dive Brief: A small study of obstetrical patients at four hospitals in Boston found no meaningful association between the number of in-person visits and the rate of novel coronavirus infection. The study looked at 111 patients with an average of three in-person visits between April 19 and June 27, when all obstetrical patients were tested… Read More »

Sluggish patient volume could jeopardize hospitals repaying advanced Medicare funds, report suggests

Dive Brief: Though hospital volumes are expected to remain below pre-pandemic levels for quite some time, rebounding outpatient visits seem to be outpacing those for inpatient care or emergency department visits, according to a Transunion Healthcare survey of more than 500 hospitals. During the week of May 10-16, outpatient visits were down 31% and emergency… Read More »