Research explores the real health costs of COVID-19
from By Scott E. Rupp
The costs of COVID-19 treatment are starting to bear out for both patients and health systems, according to researchers. Recent reports suggest a single symptomatic COVID-19 infection would cost at least $3,045 in direct medical costs incurred during the pandemic, Health Affairs says. Based on multiple studied scenarios, researchers said that if up to 80% of the U.S. population gets infected, costs could surpass $650 billion for the U.S health system throughout the pandemic. If 20% get infected, costs could still result in as much as $163.4 billion.
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