Called from Primary Care to the ICU? 12 Questions You Need to Ask

April 8, 2020
Grace Halsey
Grace Halsey

In response to COVID-19-related staff shortages, ambulatory physicians may be asked to move to emergency or inpatient care. The AAFP offers a guide to make sure you are protected.

As part of resource mobilization against the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the US, physicians in ambulatory care may be asked to move to emergency or even inpaitent care. Often the need is greatest in states where infection rates are high.If you decide to make the move, make sure you have all the information you need first on topics like portability of malpractice insurance if crossing state lines, reciprocal licensure, and how temporary priveleges are being granted.The American Academy of Family Physicians has just created a guide to help facilitate a shift in practice, summarized in the slides below.