Unvaccinated COVID patients cost the US healthcare system billions of dollars

This analysis seeks to quantify the number of admissions that could have been prevented by vaccination and the total cost of these admissions. It estimates that there were a total of 690,000 vaccine-preventable COVID-19 admissions from June to November 2021, a period that overlaps with the increase in the delta variant. It estimates that the preventable cost of treating these patients was $ 13.8 billion over the six-month period.

The analysis is available on Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the US healthcare system.

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