Austria: Cancer treatments during the lockdown drop by 20 per cent

A first, preliminary study has found that in the case of cancer treatments in Austria, hospital stays have fallen by 20 per cent because many examinations were postponed, but also because these patients belong to the risk group and may therefore not have dared to go to the hospital according to Karin Eglau of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH.

In the case of heart attacks, there were 25 per cent fewer stays, in the case of accidents even 50 per cent fewer. Hospital stays due to strokes; on the other hand, have only decreased minimally.

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