03 April 2020
Poll Shows 73% of U.S. Physicians Said They Aren't Able to Test Patients for COVID-19 Quickly
A new poll among American physicians highlights what challenges medical experts are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doximity, a professional networking organization for U.S.-based healthcare professionals, conducted a national poll among its registered physician members to better understand how physicians are feeling about the response to the coronavirus. More than 2,600 physicians responded to the survey.
Some key takeaways from the poll include:
- 73% responded that they're not able to test people quickly and easily for COVID-19
- 50% reported that they had treated at least one patient with possible coronavirus symptoms, but weren't able to test them for COVID-19
- 77% didn't think that the hospital or clinic where they worked had enough medical supplies or equipment to handle the COVID-19 pandemic if it gets worse