Merritt-Hawkins Survey Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Workforce

The Merritt Hawkins & the Physicians Foundation pulse survey, conducted in mid-April, showed that 14 percent of physicians plan to change practice settings because of COVID-19, six percent plan to get out of direct patient care, and five percent plan to retire. The survey, completed by about 800 physicians, also demonstrated the growth of telemedicine. Almost 50 percent are now treating patients via telemedicine, compared to 18 percent in 2018. Read the entire survey report.