Recessions and health: the long-term health consequences of responses to coronavirus
16 April 2020
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 individuals and those from less affluent backgrounds, both in the short and the medium term.