FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The medical costs of German COVID-19 patients who are on average 50% higher before hospitalization, data from a major insurer showed, a sign that even those who are in full health care Have recovered the struggle to reclaim.
Germany’s second largest health insurer DKV
“Our evaluation shows: patients who are no longer contagious are far from healthy,” DKV chief executive Clemens Muth told Reuters. “Corona will continue to be a burden on us in the medium term.”
The study found that coronovirus proves particularly dangerous for people with heart disease, high blood pressure or respiratory diseases.
However, 15% of patients with pre-existing conditions – who had not submitted a bill for at least two years – also had to undergo treatment in hospitals.
(Written by Alexander Hubner; Written by Arno Schuetz; Edited by Jan Harvey)