Impact on public health

Data graphics, insights from leaders, and stories that illustrate the impact of COVID-19 on public health.

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Healthcare innovation: Building on gains made through the crisis

– Leaders should consider the lessons and achievements of the COVID-19 crisis in forging new innovation aspirations—and the mechanisms needed to execute them.
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Five ways to design a better mental-health future for a stressed-out workforce

– Almost 41 percent of Americans struggle with mental-health issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, but many companies remain ill equipped to address the problem.

Interactives

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What’s behind physician burnout?

We surveyed US physicians about the concerns that may be contributing to their state of burnout during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Airflow considerations for businesses during the time of COVID-19

See what changes to heating, ventilation, and airflow systems could help limit viral spread in offices, retail stores, and manufacturing facilities.
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The prevalence of COVID-19 across the United States

Epidemiological data tracking the extent of the coronavirus outbreak and testing efforts
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COVID-19 case tracker

Epidemiological data on the pandemic, with global, country, and local views.
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Executive survey on returning to US workplaces amid COVID-19

A survey of US executives shows how companies are using safety measures to protect workers and customers amid COVID-19.
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Face-mask use in the United States

A series of McKinsey surveys explores Americans’ self-reported and perceived face-mask usage.

INSIGHTS

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Healthcare innovation: Building on gains made through the crisis

– Leaders should consider the lessons and achievements of the COVID-19 crisis in forging new innovation aspirations—and the mechanisms needed to execute them.
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Building a healthcare ecosystem in India: A conversation with Shobana Kamineni

– The COVID-19 pandemic led to public-private partnerships that reflect the evolving nature of healthcare.
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How prioritizing health is a prescription for US prosperity

– As the United States rebuilds its economy in the wake of the pandemic, investing in health can lead the way.
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Clinical trial recovery from COVID-19 disruption

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption of clinical trials and patient care. Our new paper in NRDD presents the 6 ongoing challenges ahead—both existing and new—for clinical trials, innovations to address them, and actions to maximize impact.
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Cutting through the COVID-19 surgical backlog

– COVID-19 has caused the deferral of millions of elective procedures, resulting in a potential backlog of case volume.
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Winter is coming: What’s next in COVID-19 testing

– The upcoming flu season in the Northern Hemisphere is expected to increase demand for COVID-19 testing. Decision makers may ask: Will there be enough flexible testing capacity to respond to global demand and avoid second lockdowns?
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Zero-based budgeting for health plans: Dealing with uncertainty ahead

– Zero-based budgeting may be the right recipe to deal with the cost control and flexibility needed in next year’s budgets.
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Walking out of the hospital: The continued rise of ambulatory care and how to take advantage of it

– Ambulatory care is one of the fastest-growing and highest-margin segments of the healthcare industry. Analyzing variations in Commercial claims data and doctor surveys shows that significant growth potential remains. While many health systems have benefited from investing ahead of this trend, significant opportunity remains to be captured.
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Helping US healthcare stakeholders understand the human side of the COVID-19 crisis: McKinsey Consumer Healthcare Insights

– Healthcare stakeholders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic must understand not only the disease itself, but also consumers’ questions, concerns, and behaviors. Our recent rapid-research effort in the US provides some early insights.
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The great acceleration in healthcare: Six trends to heed

– Next generation care management, health for all, consolidated care delivery, and reform efforts are among the trends that may shape healthcare in the years ahead.
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Understanding the hidden costs of COVID-19’s potential impact on US healthcare

– While the direct impact of COVID-19 has already been substantial, additional layers of delayed or indirect impact have the potential to dwarf the immediate effects. These additional layers of impact related to COVID-19 could result in $125 billion to $200 billion in incremental annual US health system cost.
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Preparing for the next normal now: How health systems can adopt a growth transformation in the COVID-19 world

– Health systems remain focused on patients and care, but proactive and targeted growth will likely need to be part of the response to financial challenges.
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On pins and needles: Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

– Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.

Webinars

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Behavioral health crisis in the United States: The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic

– The adverse impact of COVID-19 on behavioral health—which comprises both mental health and substance use—presents additional challenges and opportunities for industry leaders.
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How improving health globally can save lives and strengthen economies

– The costly COVID-19 crisis provides an opportunity to dramatically advance worldwide health and prosperity.

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