The Unexpected Side Effect of Covid-19 | CNN

The Unexpected Side Effect of Covid-19 | CNN
June 17, 2020 Center for Surgery and Public Health

Covid-19 provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to study what happens when the well-oiled machine of medical care downshifts from high to low volume in order to focus on acutely ill patients. It will be comfortable for physician researchers to study what was lost. It will be courageous for them to study what was gained.

In a recent opinion piece on CNN,  CSPH faculty Gilbert Welch, MD and Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH discuss the need to study the potential positives associated with less health care in wake of COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. health system.