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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Execs Say Delayed Care Access Worsened Patient Health

By Sage Growth | November 17, 2022

The byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic remain morbid, with 12 percent of healthcare C-suite executives saying they think the delayed care access common during the worst of the outbreak will result in higher mortality rates, according to new research from Sage Growth Partners.

Healthcare organizations will need to combat this prediction by continuing their work to close care gaps and improve patient re-engagement and access to preventive screenings.

Nearly two-thirds of those executives said they think patient health is worse off than before the pandemic, with staffing shortages and lapses in health equity being part of the problem.

“Our new report uncovers alarming data about the state of overall health in America, with 67% of our survey respondents indicating that they believe the health of Americans is worse now than it was before the pandemic,” Dan D’Orazio, Sage Growth Partners CEO, said in a press release.

“Key factors contributing to this health decline are the high rate of cancelled and delayed care appointments as well as the tremendous impact that clinical staffing shortages and a lack of health equity are having across the industry. To address challenges such as these, it will take the full cooperation of the entire healthcare ecosystem to solve.

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