Unanticipated consequences: Lack of essential and nonessential patient care, furloughs of health care providers, and institutional financial losses

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic caused large reductions in the use of medical services due to the cancellation of nonessential care and elective surgeries by providers and the avoidance of medical care by patients. As a result, health care providers sustained substantial financial losses. This resulted in layoffs and furloughs for health care personnel, adding economic stressors to health care providers who were already working under difficult conditions. The financing mechanisms for health care and structural features of the health care delivery system contributed to these large unanticipated consequences. Policy initiatives have the potential to reduce these adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNurses and COVID-19
Subtitle of host publicationEthical Considerations in Pandemic Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages63-76
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030821135
ISBN (Print)9783030821128
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing
  • General Medicine
  • General Arts and Humanities

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