Scheduled hospital admissions halved by pandemic- AGENAS

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(ANSA) – ROME, APR 8 – The number of scheduled hospital
admissions in Italy fell by 49.9% between March and June 2020
with respect to the same period in 2019, according to figures
released on Thursday by the National Agency for Regional Health
Services (AGENAS) , the MeS Laboratory and the Scuola Superiore
Sant’Anna.
    Unlike urgent and emergency admissions, scheduled admissions are
planned in advance.
    The report said scheduled admissions fell by over 73% in Molise
as the COVID-19 pandemic hit ordinary medical activities hard.
    It said urgent admissions fell by 24%, with Molise again doing
worst, with a drop of 55%. The number of mammography scans done nationwide dropped by 30%
and the number of stroke-related hospital admissions dell by
22%. (ANSA).
   

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