COVID-19 could cost US health care system $654B, model shows

Eighty percent of the United States population becoming infected with COVID-19 may result in approximately $654 billion in direct costs over the course of the pandemic, according to a Monte Carlo simulation model published in Health Affairs.The same percentage of infected patients could result in a median of 44.6 million hospitalizations, 10.7 million ICU admissions, 6.5 million ventilators used and 249.5 million hospital bed days.In other scenarios, the model showed that:The model also showed that COVID-19 costs start to drop in patients aged older than 65 years.and patients aged 85 yearsRead More

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