This study explores the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on time to treatment for injured workers. We also associate costs with the time to treatment for some common WC injuries based on historical information.
We found that delays in care associated with the pandemic were limited in both the time frame during which they occurred and in their duration. The overall impact on claim costs directly associated with postponed medical care is uncertain. While still preliminary, we found no convincing evidence that access to quality care was adversely impacted.
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