Impact of the pandemic: number of cataract surgeries dropped by 20% and use of TAC by 4.5% | Health

This was one of the visible effects of the pandemic: the impact on programmed assistance activities. From the analysis of 31 countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) concluded that in 2020, compared to the previous year, almost four million fewer surgeries were performed (a reduction of 18%) in a set of 15 types of intervention. And there was a reduction of more than seven million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans. Less 6% in these two diagnostic tests. Data is part of the report Ready for the Next Crisis? Investing in Health System Resiliencereleased this Thursday.

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