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.Â 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.)