While most outpatient specialties have recovered from COVID-19-related delays, some are still struggling, according to a study from Commonwealth Fund.
The study compared patient volumes from late February to those from early October. Researchers compiled the data using Phreesia, software that helps practices with the patient intake process. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,600 provider organizations, representing 50,000 providers across the U.S.
Here are 11 specialties where patient volumes decreased, for the week of Oct. 4:
Pulmonology: -20 percent
ENT: -17 percent
Behavioral health visits: -14 percent
Cardiology: -10 percent
Allergy/Immunology: -10 percent
Neurology: -8 percent
Gastroenterology: -5 percent
Endocrinology: -4 percent
Orthopedics: -3 percent
Rheumatology: -2 percent
Pediatrics: -2 percent
Read the entire study here.