Patients Missing, Avoiding Routine Care in Response to Pandemic

April 23, 2020

More than 10% of survey repondents with chronic illness (eg, asthma, diabetes), would avoid seeking needed care because of fears related to COVID-19. 

Patients with chronic conditions, from asthma to type 2 diabetes, are particularly worried about maintaining their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, including seeing their physicians for routine care and access to medications. In fact, on average, 40% are worried/very worried about going to a medical facility, including the ED, for needed care, and more than 10% are so worried they would not seek that care. Nationally, aprpoximately 20% of patients, no matter what their disease state, are worried about managing their health. These findings are based on a survey of 185,000 patients conducted by health and measurement company Evidation Health.

This short slide show summarizes Evidation survey results on COVID-19 impact on heatlhcare utilizatoin obtained between March 12 and April 14, 2020. Data were analyzed across 8 major chronic conditions (the company tracks 39.)