Overcoming Fears of Patients Amid Covid-19 to Provide Necessary Care
The reason behind the care delays boils down to fear: According to a survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians, 70% of consumers say they are very or somewhat concerned about contracting the new coronavirus if they go to facilities to receive care for issues not related to Covid-19. This fear is translating to lower rates of routine disease management and preventive screenings and lower hospitalizations rates for acute conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, and appendicitis.
Before reaching out to the community, it's essential that organizations put the proper precautions in place—otherwise, they cannot hope to regain trust.
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