Linda Hand, CEO of Prealize
As the nation’s eyes focus on COVID-19, another healthcare crisis is unfolding out of sight. Hidden from view, millions of Americans who don’t have COVID-19 are suffering healthcare crises in their homes. These unseen individuals are facing major challenges, on multiple levels: acute, chronic, and preventive. Patients are waiting longer at home before coming to the hospital for acute illnesses like appendicitis, stroke, or heart attack. Patients with chronic diseases are not receiving maintenance care that can prevent their conditions from getting worse.
Lastly, preventive services, such as routine blood pressure checks, colonoscopies, and pap smears, have gone without attention in recent months, which means
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