ER visits are surging, after patients delayed care. But there are no beds.

October 13, 2021

Michigan Public Radio

“We're back to pre-COVID volumes, but we also have the added burden of the COVID patients and the sort of the backlog of patients that have been deferring some of their care over the last year,” said Dr. Brad Uren, an emergency medicine professor at the University of Michigan and past president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians.

“We're still seeing people that may have deferred an early warning of a cancer, for example, over the last several months. And so when they're coming in now, they're coming in with more advanced cases.”

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