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Reports of forgone medical care among US adults during initial phase of COVID-19 pandemic

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: This study estimated the frequency of reported forgone medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic from March to mid-July 2020, including missed doses of prescription medications, forgone preventive and other general medical care, mental health care and elective surgeries, as well as reasons for forgoing care.

Authors: Kelly E. Anderson, M.P.P., of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

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