Ophthalmology Visits Down 79% Due to COVID-19

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According to a report from Harvard University and Phreesia, a healthcare technology company, ophthalmology outpatient visits saw a massive decline from mid-March through mid-April due to COVID-19. The report also found all outpatient doctor visits nationwide declined 60% during this time.  

Ophthalmology appears to be the specialty hardest hit, with outpatient visits falling 79% from baseline to early April. Otolaryngology and dermatology were also areas hit hard with visits falling 73% and 66%, respectively.

Data was compiled from more than 1,600 provider organizations representing more than 50,000 providers across all 50 states, including independent single-provider practices, multispecialty groups, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and large health systems.

View the full report here.


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