12% of physicians are considering leaving medicine and 7 other findings about the US physician COVID-19 experience

About 54 percent of U.S. physicians said they have dealt with COVID-19 patients in person, and another 26 percent report treating coronavirus patients over the phone or by means of video, according to a new Medscape report.

The study polled 7,414 doctors from eight countries, including 5,005 doctors from the U.S. The survey was conducted in between June 9 and July 20.

8 findings from U.S. doctors study actions:

1. Emergency medicine doctors (94 percent) and nephrologists (89 percent) are the leading 2 professionals treating COVID-19 patients in individual.

2. When treating COVID-19 patients, twenty-three percent of physicians report doing not have proper individual protective equipment.

3. Around 5 percent of physicians stated they have been identified with COVID-19.

4. Sixty-two percent of physicians stated their income reduced since the beginning of the pandemic, with 33 percent reporting their income decreased by 11 percent to 25 percent.

5. Approximately 64 percent of doctors report higher burnout considering that the pandemic started.

6. Forty-six percent said they are lonelier due to social and stay-at-home distancing guidelines.

7. About 25 percent of physicians are preparing to retire earlier than prepared as an outcome of their experiences treating COVID-19, and 12 percent are considering leaving medicine.

8. Forty-three percent of physicians said their office offers activities to assist clinicians with stress and grief.


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