PR Newswire April 7, 2021
21% of respondents postponed dental visits during past year
FOSTER CITY, Calif — A recent Insure.com survey explores whether people delayed health care during the COVID-19 pandemic and what type of health care services they avoided.
Nearly 40% of respondents reported they postponed certain health services, including:
- 21% of respondents delayed dental visits
- 18% delayed primary care
- 14% delayed eye doctor
- 12% delayed specialist
- 10% delayed physical therapy
- 8% delayed mental health
Find the complete survey results and analysis: Survey: Almost 40% delayed health care during COVID-19.
While concerns about contracting COVID-19 drive delays in doctor visits, deferred care has serious consequences. Industry experts including Gail Trauco, a patients’ rights advocate, caution that delaying health services can: