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Boosting childhood vaccination rates amid a resurging pandemic

Routine pediatric immunizations are down worldwide. The World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that about 23 million children missed out on basic childhood vaccines last year—one more devastating side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in the United States, where August is National Immunization Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is …

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How health plans can reduce ED visits and readmissions post-pandemic

Visits to emergency departments (ED) dropped by 42% in the early months of COVID-19, according to the CDC. In pre-pandemic times, this might have been a positive sign. Two-thirds of ED visits are thought to be avoidable, with emergency care used as a safety net in the absence of access to more appropriate services. Excessive …

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