WPR: During COVID-19 Crisis, Some People Opt To Delay Other Medical Care


"Broken bones, vaccinations, and symptoms of heart attack or stroke — these are just some health issues that aren't being treated immediately during the coronavirus pandemic as people opt to postpone care."

Executive Vice Chair Dr. Josh Ross spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio about declining ER visits nationwide, due in part to less contact, reduced travel and fewer injuries as the COVID-19 crisis has closed businesses and disrupted daily activity. But as people hold off on seeking care, hospitals like UW Health are seeing patients who are a lot sicker.

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