The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted healthcare systems worldwide. Globally, visits to the emergency department have fallen as much as 25% during COVID-19-related lockdowns. Notably, there have been reports that patients with acute emergencies such as strokes and heart attacks are either not seeking treatment, or are delaying treatment.
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