JAMA Network Open
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About The Study: Among 127,000 patients with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, health care use was elevated six months after the acute infection compared with patients with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results. These findings suggest that health care systems should consider long-term strategic resource allocation in response to the expected elevated health care use experienced by patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Authors: Sara Y. Tartof, Ph.D., M.P.H., of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, is the corresponding author.
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