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Long COVID infections are leading to higher rates of health system use: study  – National
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Long COVID infections are leading to higher rates of health system use: study  – National

Patients who develop long COVID in Canada are accessing health care more frequently in the months after infection, which means patients are competing for scarcer resources within Canada’s ailing health system, according to a new study. The research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, found the burden of health-care use after a positive COVID-19 test is “substantial and has important health policy implications” as provincial and territorial governments across Canada continue to grapple with what many front-line workers are calling a system in “crisis.” Read more: ‘Mind boggling’: ERs big and small across Canada struggle amid staffing crisis The two lead authors of the study, who are also emergency room physicians, say the find...