VIDEO: Hospital overuse during Covid-19

In the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, did hospitals curb unnecessary and potentially harmful services? Or was it business as usual, despite the lack of vaccines and risk of infection?

The Lown Institute is the first to measure rates of hospital overuse during the Covid-19 pandemic. At a roundtable discussion, Lown leaders Vikas Saini, Shannon Brownlee, and Kelsey Chalmers presented the findings.

Watch the video of this event to find out:

  • how the volume and rates of overuse changed throughout 2020;
  • which surgeries were most likely to be overused in 2020; and
  • how overuse differed by state and Covid-19 case incidence.