The most recent responses from primary care physicians to the hard questions about patients and practice (Survey May 6-12, 2020).
Have you treated or are you now treating anyone with COVID-19?
Where have you treated COVID-19 patients?
Have you increased the amount of telehealth you are using to treat patients?
Do you have adquate access to COVID-19 test kits?
Do you feel you have adequate personal protectiveequipment when treating COVID-19 patients?
Have any patients you’ve treated for COVID-19 died fromthe disease?
Are you concerned that you or a family member will contract COVID-19?
Have you taken any steps to reduce the chances that you will infect family members, such as living somewhere else?
Are you experiencing feelings, or added feelings, of stress/burnout/ sadness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Are you aware of any of your patients who have experienced a health crisis or deterioration of a chronic condition thatcould havebeen prevented by routine follow-up care or contact with healthcare services?
Are you concerned that some of your patients may be foregoing routine or acute medical care because they are afraid of exposure to COVID-19 in an office or other clinical setting?
How are your patient volumes now, compared to before the pandemic?
About the Survey
This survey was conducted by our sister publication Medical Economics.
Data were collected via email between May 6 and May 12, 2020.