In-person visits have yet to rebound, nearly half of primary care clinicians say

Mackenzie Bean –
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

The Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative surveyed 636 practicing clinicians in 47 states and Washington, D.C., from Aug. 21-24. Participants represented a broad series of main care specialties, practice settings and types..

Over half of medical care clinicians reported high levels of tension and pressure associated to the COVID-19 pandemic over the previous month, a new survey discovered.

5 study findings:.

1. Clinicians cited personnel absences due to disease or self-quarantine (47 percent) and problem fulfilling client needs due to a lack of staffing (46 percent) as the most common sources of pressure.

2. Forty-six percent of respondents stated in-person client visits were 30 percent to 50 percent lower than pre-pandemic levels.

3. About one-third of clinicians said their practices needed to downsize services provided to clients, and 24 percent reported closing down quality initiatives.

4. Regardless of these challenges, 89 percent of clinicians stated they were confident their practices could remain open for the next four weeks..

5. Forty-four percent of participants stated theyre getting financial backing from federal relief programs.

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