Survey: Physician Practice Patterns Changing as a Result of COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Nearly half of all physicians are treating patients through telemedicine, while many plan to change jobs, opt out of patient care roles or retire in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a new survey.

Conducted by Merritt Hawkins in collaboration with The Physicians Foundation, the survey offers insights into how physicians are being affected by and are responding to COVID-19. Findings from the survey include:

  • 38% of physicians are seeing COVID-19 patients
  • 60% of physicians who are not seeing COVID-19 patients are willing to do so
  • 21% of physicians have been furloughed or experienced a pay cut
  • 14% plan to change practice settings as a result of COVID-19
  • 18% plan to retire, temporarily close their practices, or opt out of patient care
  • 30% who are treating COVID-19 patients are feeling great stress but will continue to see patients

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