COVID-19 Shifts Patient's Attitudes, Plans for Getting Healthcare

Grace Halsey

Patients trust their doctors but are reluctant to visit any medical location, even for needed care, a new survey shows. More, here,on shifts in attitudes and behavior.

Based on concerns about the coronavirus, nearly three-quarters (72%) of US adults have significantly altered their use of traditional heatlhcare services, including avoiding trips to a doctor's office or urgent care facility, delaying care needed for chronic illnesses, and even planning now to put off future care and procedures.

These are findings from a national survey released recently by the Alliance of Community Health Plans and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, conducted by Leede Research. Highlights follow in our brief slide show.