Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on his department’s fiscal year 2023 budget request. The secretary responded to questions on a variety of topics including pandemic preparedness, health equity, the effects of climate change on health, lowering prescription drug costs, community health care centers, COVID-19 vaccinations, and access to affordable, premium health care. Secretary Becerra also answered questions on health concerns from the U.S. southern border should Title 42 be lifted.
Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network