Quarantined Patients: 5 Tips on How to Stay Connected

March 31, 2020
Grace Halsey

For your patients confined to home, whether ill or out of caution, regular virtual contact to check on status and serve as a trusted resource is important. Here are 5 tips on how to do it.

It is likely that many US primary care physicians have patients who are quarantined at home, either infected with COVID-19, being cautious because of an underlying health condition that makes them vulnerable, or simply staying committed to maintaining social distanceThe reality of the pandemic for frontline healthcare providers includes a growing list of obstacles to providing effective care: increased patient load, longer hours, and reduced care teams. So how to stay connected with these vulnerable and isolated patients in a way that fits into the new workflow? Below are 5 tips on how to keep in touch and why the regular contact is so important. (Based on a recent article on our partner website, Medical Economics.)