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The world is a very different place than it was 5 years ago- as a matter of fact, it's much different than it was last year. When it comes to healthcare, attempting to predict what's ahead seems nearly impossible- so here are the facts.

5 healthcare statistics that will impact your approach to health benefits for 2023:

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According to U.S. adults, factors that are important when interacting with healthcare include:

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1 out of 20 Google searches are for healthcare, with the biggest spike coming at 7:00am when Urgent Care is closed.

 

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67% of emergency room visits could be avoided through the use of virtual consultations

 

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70% of a patient’s medical complaints don’t require an in-person doctor visit.

 
 
 

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1 in 50 individuals who use the healthcare system have out-of-pocket costs in excess of $5,000, and 1 in 200 have costs over $10,000.

 
 
 

 

Looking Ahead: What to expect for 2023

Telehealth is here to stay.

While many have called telemedicine a “trend” in the past two years, there has been a steady increase in utilization since 2019 when only 7% of large healthcare organizations reported patient telemedicine utilizations. With telehealth, costs are reduced for patients as remote visits and monitoring are more cost-efficient for healthcare providers which can result in savings all around. Additionally, telehealth doctor’s appointments are easier on patients who can get care in the comfort of their own homes. This is especially welcome to patients who previously may have driven 4 hours roundtrip to see a doctor for 15 minutes. The new systems have fewer costs and overhead for providers which will continue to increase revenues to 2023.

  Healthcare Affordability and Convenience is Still Expected.

While the medical industry has recently seen unprecedented challenges, one issue has remained constant – the steady rise of medical costs. In the last decade alone, family premiums for employer-based health insurance have increased by 47%, a troubling statistic in the midst of a volatile economy. It is likely that the cost of premiums for traditional employer healthcare plans will continue to rise in 2023.

Additionally, in-person medical care is more inconvenient than ever as patients experience longer wait times in overcrowded healthcare facilities. The new year will bring a greater reliance on alternative options like mobile care services that are less expensive and more convenient for basic healthcare needs.

Increase in At-Home Exams and Imaging is Savings Costs.

Medical appointments for X-rays or ultrasounds are more difficult to schedule than ever and are often considered to be a lower priority in facilities that are understaffed and over capacity. Additionally, those that are immunocompromised or more vulnerable may be less comfortable receiving care from healthcare facilities due to surges in COVID infections.

In 2023, at-home imaging will continue to prove itself a desirable service due to the comfort of receiving an injury diagnosis without the inconvenience of transport to a hospital. Patients that wish to protect their health in any way possible during the pandemic may also turn to at-home ultrasound options to avoid medical facilities.

EZaccessMD Remains One Step Ahead

With EZaccessMD, access to healthcare in 2023 will be made easier than ever at a significantly lower price. Patients have access to a board-certified physician via phone 24/7, 365 days a year, with in-home exams and imaging available in less than a few hours if needed.

As more trends emerge in the new year, EZaccessMD will remain on the cutting-edge of care. Our innovative mobile healthcare plan is always expanding, including services such as a personalized treatment plans, at-home X-rays and ultrasounds, virtual appointments with U.S. board-certified-physicians, prescriptions and much more. To learn more, visit www.ezaccessmd.com.

We wish everyone nothing but happiness and health in 2023!

EZaccessMD is the only mobile urgent care that offers diagnostic testing and imaging in the home or workplace. Not only are we revolutionizing the way employees get care, we’re making it affordable for them and their employers.

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