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COVID-19 slashed health-care use by more than one-third across the globe. But the news isn’t all bad – The Conversation AU

The pandemic’s dramatic drop in health-care use is both a crisis of unmet need and an opportunity to reduce the unneeded.

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Its no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. One is how often we access health care.
Weve conducted what we believe is the first systematic review on this topic, bringing together studies documenting changes to health-care use during COVID-19 from around the world.
We found a 37% reduction across all parts of the health system, from February to May this year, compared to the same period in previous years.
Many people will suffer as a result of having missed out on…

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