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Potential Long-Term Effect of COVID-19: Fewer Hospitals and Doctors for Injured Workers

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 729 | 0 | 103 min read

Injured workers in the U.S. could soon face another long-term side-effect from the coronavirus pandemic: The possibility of fewer treatment options as some doctors' practices and rural hospitals struggle to stay open. Reports from medical groups suggest that even as restrictions on elective surgeries have been lifted and telemedicine has caught on, patients aren't returning in droves. And while many facilities have taken advantage of federal financial infusions, the cash may not be enough to keep the doors open if the virus and the economic slowdown continue for months or years t...

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