COVID-19 Impact Study
MMA Releases Survey Results on Impact of Pandemic on Physician Practices
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the practice of medicine around the world. To gauge how the virus has directly impacted Minnesota physicians, the MMA conducted a survey from mid-June to mid-July.
The study, “Minnesota Physicians Respond to COVID-19,” is based on responses to two surveys – one sent to Minnesota physicians (the 641 responses represent a +/- 4 percent margin of error at 95 percent confidence interval) and one sent to medical practice administrators (92 responses).
Infographic Survey Summary
Read more in “Minnesota Physicians Respond to COVID-19”
- More than half of physicians reported their patients had adverse health outcomes due to delays in care.
- The use of telehealth has surged, but barriers to retaining or expanding use remain.
- The bottom lines of physician practices in Minnesota were hurt significantly during the first months of the COVD-19 pandemic, with non-primary care specialty practices most impacted.
- Physicians worry about withstanding the next wave of the virus.