From Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation:

COVID-19 Patients Placing High Demands Healthcare System

High number of medical visits during the first month after infection, according to new study led by KPSOM researcher

January 19, 2022

A study of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members diagnosed with COVID-19 found that they had frequent healthcare visits during the first 30 days after their diagnosis. As reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the average number of visits over 30 days was nearly 7 for patients who were not hospitalized for COVID-19 and about 12 for those who had to be hospitalized. “I was really shocked to see how high these numbers of visits were,” said the study’s senior author, Adam L. Sharp, MD, MSc, a KPSOM Assistant Professor of Health Systems Science and a researcher with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. 

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