by Marlo Safi
Despite the sudden influx of patients at many U.S. hospitals due to the coronavirus, some hospitals are reporting a “disturbing” decline in emergency patients, the Inquirer reported.
In the Philadelphia region, some doctors report hospitals experiencing a decline in the number of people being rushed to the hospital, with a noticeable drop in patients with heart attacks and stroke symptoms, according to the Inquirer.
Temple University Hospital reported a 27% drop in heart and stroke patients between March 1 and April 9 when compared with the same time last year. Virtua Health has also seen a small decline, although Penn Medicine and Main Line had not.