The coronavirus pandemic has caused irreversible change in the world. Physicians are among the many who have scrambled to readjust and find a new norm. In a poll of 2,000+ global Sermo physicians, 90% said their job has been affected—and 60% say it’s been a negative effect. Of the many ways their job has changed, 39% report they’ve adopted telemedicine, and 27% say they are now splitting their appointments 50/50 between telemedicine and in-person visits.
In a similar poll of about 350 physicians, 74% say their opinion of telemedicine has changed; and 76% plan to continue using telemedicine in the future, regardless of the pandemic.
While 79% of Sermo physicians have resumed in-person appointments, and 93% have adopted precautionary measures, such as mask-wearing, frequent sanitizing, and 6-foot distancing in the office—61% of physicians still feel anxious about the exposure they face when seeing patients in person. Here’s more of what Sermo doctors are saying on this topic: