Pandemic Aftershocks: Examining the Decline in Healthcare Utilization in California During COVID-19

How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the health of Californians beyond the virus? What will be the impact of missed medical and preventive care in 2020? How can we catch up quickly?

Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health information network, completed an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare utilization in California in 2020 to explore these questions. The following is a summary of key findings, based on an analysis of a longitudinal cohort of just over 4 million Californians, about 10% of the state’s population.