Scheduled hospital admissions halved by pandemic- AGENAS

Scheduled stays down 73% in Molise

(ANSA) - ROME, APR 8 - The number of scheduled hospital admissions in Italy fell by 49.9% between March and June 2020 with respect to the same period in 2019, according to figures released on Thursday by the National Agency for Regional Health Services (AGENAS) , the MeS Laboratory and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.
    Unlike urgent and emergency admissions, scheduled admissions are planned in advance.
    The report said scheduled admissions fell by over 73% in Molise as the COVID-19 pandemic hit ordinary medical activities hard.
    It said urgent admissions fell by 24%, with Molise again doing worst, with a drop of 55%. The number of mammography scans done nationwide dropped by 30% and the number of stroke-related hospital admissions dell by 22%. (ANSA).


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