Prescription or home remedy? American patients turn to self-care to avoid doctor visits

August 20, 2020
Todd Shryock

Todd Shryock, contributing author

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Logan Lutton

Take a look at what kinds of at-home remedies Americans are using to avoid hospital visits during the pandemic.

About 41% of Americans have turned to at-home remedies to avoid a trip to the ER or urgent care center during the pandemic, according to a new survey by DrFirst, a health technology company.

The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, looked at what kinds of at-home remedies Americans are using to avoid hospital visits during the pandemic, how many have been issued new prescriptions, and how doctors are writing those prescriptions.

Here are the key findings:

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