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Early in the COVID-19 outbreak

EMS Calls Down Early in COVID-19 Outbreak

But the rate of EMS-attended deaths increased from 1.49 to 2.77 percent of calls
There has been a dramatic decrease in pediatric asthma-related emergency department use during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the four previous years

ED Visits for Childhood Asthma Down During Pandemic

Similar pattern observed for all levels of asthma triage acuity
Following declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national emergency

ED Use Down for MI, Stroke, Hyperglycemic Crisis in COVID-19

Drop in visits seen in the 10-week period following declaration of COVID-19 as national emergency
Higher medical and nonmedical financial hardships are associated with a greater number of emergency department visits and lower receipt of some preventive services among cancer survivors

Financial Hardship Linked to More ED Visits in Cancer Survivors

Medical financial hardship linked to lower uptake of influenza vaccine, lower breast cancer screening
Suicide ideation complaints to the emergency department decreased during the "stay at home" order for COVID-19

Encounters for Suicidal Ideation in ED Down During ‘Stay at Home’

Findings seen in large multicenter system; percentage of alcohol complaints higher among behavioral health visits
During the early pandemic era

CDC: Decline Noted in ED Visits During Early Pandemic Period

42 percent decrease found in total number of U.S. ED visits; decreases largest for those ≤17 years, females
The emergency department visit rate increases with age among individuals aged 60 years and older

Emergency Dept Visit Rate Increases With Age Among Older Adults

About 7 percent of ED visits made by nursing home residents; peak of 24 percent in those aged 90+ years
A significant delay in treatment has been observed for patients with acute ischemic stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic

Delay in Treatment Seen for Acute Ischemic Stroke During COVID-19

Mean interval from last-known-well time to presentation significantly longer in March 2020
From 2004 to 2017

AAOS: Opioid Prescribing Down for Minor Ortho Injuries in Youth

However, 54.3 percent of patients received at least one dose of opioid during ED or clinic visit
Emergency department patients with nonfatal opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose have exceptionally high risks for death in the following year

One-Year Mortality High Following ED Visit for Overdose

Mortality rates higher from unintentional overdose, suicide, and natural causes at one year