Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit Sees 53 Percent Drop in ER Visits

Dallas Hospital Where Ebola Hit Sees 53 Percent Drop in ER Visits

The Dallas hospital at the center of the nation’s first Ebola cases says emergency room visits have plunged 53%.

According to the Associated Press, the other metrics for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have nosedived, as well. This includes 21% fewer daily patient visits and a 25% drop in revenue for the first 20 days of October. 

Outside of Dallas, Ebola’s global economic impact remains unclear. The World Bank estimates that by the end of 2015, Ebola may cost up to $32.6 billion if “the epidemic spreads into neighboring countries.” 


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