Ministry of Health: Consultations and surgeries grow in May almost to 2019 levels
The Ministry of Health, in a statement, said health care assistance activity in May was almost at the level it was before the pandemic, in 2019.
Given that in January and February 2021 the highest number of people needing to use hospital resources to treat Covid-19 patients was observed, the data indicated here clearly illustrate the course of recovery that has been undertaken in the NHS. [Serviço Nacional de Saúde] and align it with 2019 activity, the year in which the NHS had the largest production volume,” the statement read.
Thus, the provisional data provided, from May 2021, shows that More than 785,498 medical consultations (more than 17.6%) Compared to May 2020, although a slight decrease compared to May 2019 (less than 117,540 consultations, 2.2% lower).
I’m still in hospital care, Surgeries in May grew 36.1% compared to 2020 (76,1691)But it’s still 3.1% lower than the 2019 numbers (9,291 fewer surgeries).
With regard to primary care, not only has activity increased compared to May 2020, but also in the same period of the previous year: In addition to 3,129,079 medical consultations (more than 25.4%) In May 2021 compared to 2020, an increase of 1,691,836 consultations (12.3%) over 2019.
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