Fear of Corona infection: one out of Every five patients in Hesse is not to go to the doctor

Almost one-fifth of Hesse has not gone according to a survey in the times of Corona-pandemic, despite the acute discomfort to the doctor. This is a representati

Fear of Corona infection: one out of Every five patients in Hesse is not to go to the doctor

Almost one-fifth of Hesse has not gone according to a survey in the times of Corona-pandemic, despite the acute discomfort to the doctor. This is a representative telephone survey of 1000 adult people in the state in may on behalf of the health insurance Fund AOK revealed. Accordingly, 18 percent of citizens reported to have done at least one Time, despite the acute discomfort refrained from a practice visit. Reason had been the fear of being infected with the Coronavirus, informed the AOK on Wednesday. For the survey, the respective health insurance company of the respondents played according to a AOK-speaker, not a role.

heart attacks, strokes or cancer have not improved in the Corona-crisis, Yes, probably rare, at least there is no evidence. "But under the impression of the images, for example from Italy, seem to have gotten a lot of people fear, to a hospital or see a doctor," said Roland street home, responsible for in-patient care for the AOK Hessen.

drop in clinics

An evaluation of the insured data of AOK-members also revealed a significant decrease in hospitals that can have not alone to do with displaced interference. Thus, the number of clinic recordings from the 16. March to 5. April 2020, on average, 41 percent less. 14 847 cases in the year 2020 would be in 2019 in the same period of 25 to 156 cases in relation to the Insured of the AOK Hessen. The diagnoses for hospital discharge up to 31. In may, there were significant declines.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 09:19

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