U.S. hospitals and health care providers are being hit by a coronaviruses pandemic as more and more Americans move from traditional medical care to electronic health records, medical devices and virtual health.
The latest figures show the U.K. is facing the biggest financial hit, with hospitals reporting a $3.2 billion shortfall in 2016.
A report by the United States’ National Center for Health Statistics shows that for the year, U.s. hospitals reported a $1.9 billion shortfall and the U,S.
Medicare Advantage program was projected to have a $2.4 billion shortfall.
Health and medical services are in desperate need of additional funding to ensure they stay in service as the pandemic drags on.
A U.N. report last week found that 1 in 5 adults and almost one in 10 children in developing countries do not have access to health care.
“I would say that in many cases, that’s because of coronavuses,” said John A. Mihalopoulos, a professor of medical economics at the University of Michigan who has been tracking health-care costs in developing nations. “In the U