• How the Flu's Severity Will Effect Healthcare Spending

    9 monthes ago - By Managed Healthcare Executive

    In addition to starting earlier, this season's influenza is also remarkable for spreading throughout the United States relatively quickly-with all the continental U.S. states reporting widespread flu activity concurrently for the first time.
    Since January 1, the CDC has estimated that more than 5% of all doctor's visits are attributable to influenza-like illnesses-which is consistent with moderately severe flu activity, says Mark Gallivan, MPH, senior data scientist, Metabiota, an epidemic risk analytics company in San Francisco. Flu hospitalizations have also spiked and reported deaths...
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