The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that COVID patients paid more than $1 billion in healthcare bills during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, and the healthcare costs are expected to reach $1 trillion by the end of 2020.
While the estimated total cost of COVID infections in the United States is approximately $1,500 per person, the costs are likely to be even higher.
The total cost to taxpayers of COVEV-19 and COVID in the U.K., Canada and Australia is currently estimated at $1-1.5 trillion.
The CDC estimated that COVEVs infections cost the U-S.
healthcare system more than a billion dollars per day, and COVEv-19 infections cost more than 100 million Americans their lives, including more than 1.5 million Americans who died in the first week of December alone.
Despite the staggering costs, there are a number of ways to minimize the impact on healthcare providers and patients.
Here are a few things you can do to reduce the cost of healthcare:• Reduce the amount of time patients spend in your ER.
The Mayo Clinic says it takes approximately two hours for patients to fully recover from COVID.
That means, if you are able to get a patient to the ER, the ER will have to wait longer than that.
The Mayo Clinic recommends that you only wait for patients who have no history of COVD, and that you don’t wait more than one hour to see a doctor.• If you have to use a private hospital, choose one with a low waiting list.
According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, the average time it takes for a COVID patient to return to the hospital after their initial visit is four to six hours.
The study found that patients who stayed in a private facility for longer were able to make more appointments and get treated more quickly.
If you do not want to be forced to wait more time, you can find a doctor who is willing to treat you at home.• Take care of yourself.
If your symptoms worsen after you return to work, take a short walk outside.
Many people find that exercise helps to relieve their symptoms.
If you do need to get out of the house, be sure to do so in a way that doesn’t cause a respiratory infection.• Use the latest health-care protocols.
Although many hospitals and healthcare providers are already adopting newer procedures and technology, the CDC recommends that Americans follow these guidelines when choosing to go to the doctor or hospital.
For instance, if your symptoms are mild, consider getting a blood test to rule out COVID before coming to the office.• Stay hydrated.
The U.N. recommends that people get an average of two to three glasses of water a day.
It also recommends that all patients be given a humidifier, which prevents the COVID virus from spreading.