By Robert Pruitt

Healthday Reporter

WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021 ( News) – If you discontinued or left necessary medical care during COVID-19 Universal epidemic, You have lots of company.

More than a third of US adults say they have delayed or gone without care because they fear exposure to the virus or because barely two new surveys have been received for health care services.

This is the reason why many parents avoid taking care of their children.

“Long-term interruptions in medical care adversely affect health and we can get out of the epidemic,” said Mona Shah, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Urban Institute, a non-profit research organization.

“As fear of contract Coronavirus “In clinical settings, it will be important that families have access to affordable healthcare and care is not delayed due to financial concerns,” Shah said in a baseline release.

The survey conducted in September showed that the delay came with costs.

A third of adults said that they had gone late or left without a care that the report said had worsened one or more of their health problems, or that their ability to perform daily tasks or other daily tasks Were limited.

Black adults were more likely to delay or care than white or Hispanic adults (39.7% vs. 34.3% and 35.5%, respectively).

Among adults with one or more chronic health conditions, 40.7% said they were delayed or moved without care, the survey found. More than half of adults with a physical and both (56.3%) mental health Condition was also taken care of.

Dental care The most common accident was (25.3%). One in five adults delayed or walked without a visit to a general practitioner or specialist, and 15.5% left or went without delay preventive care.

Among parents with children under 19, more than a quarter stated that they had postponed one or more types of health care appointments for their children; 15.6% said they delayed or left Many types to take care of your children.


This was higher among low-income parents (19.6%) than those with higher incomes (11.4%).

The findings are from the Coronavirus Tracking Survey of the Urban Institute, the National Representative Survey of 18 to 64 year olds and parents of children under 19 years old.

Dulce Gonzalez, a research associate at the Urban Institute, said the epidemic caused children to go beyond a range of health needs, especially in low-income families.

“These gaps in care can harm children’s health, development and well-being – but targeted efforts for missed care can help avoid socioeconomic disparities,” she said.

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Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, news release, February 16, 2021 News from

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