Skip to main content Help with accessibility

Recessions and health: the long-term health consequences of responses to coronavirus

This Institute of Fiscal Studies briefing note outlines how worsening economic conditions and disruptions to NHS services could have important and far-reaching consequences for the health of the broader population.

The coronavirus pandemic is putting the NHS under unprecedented strain and leading to cancelled operations and disruptions to non-coronavirus emergency care.

The briefing concludes that this will disproportionately affect older individualsĀ and those from less affluent backgrounds, both in the short and the medium term.