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September 3, 2020
In late January, as Americans were watching the coronavirus sweep through Asia and Europe, we wanted to understand how US physicians were feeling about the virus and their views on the impact it could have on our country. That inquiry began InCrowd’s COVID-19 research series, which has evolved to encompass frontline-treating physicians, non-frontline specialists, high-need patients, nurses, and pharmacists. During the course of our research, respondents offered to speak with us occasionally to address certain questions. As our research progressed and physicians’ frustrations grew, it was clear that they wanted to be heard. In response, we began giving them opportunities to share their stories by way of video. This set of playlists represents the collection of videos that we have gathered from physicians during the COVID-19 crisis.
On April 14-15, 2020, when the 204 wave-4 respondents began their surveys, it’s important to note what was happening in the US and the world in relation to the coronavirus. Some key milestones and events had occurred in the weeks prior to fielding:
Respondents for this survey were US Primary Care Physicians (61), Pediatricians (59), and Emergency Medicine or Critical Care Specialists (83), who were treating 20 or more patients with flu-like symptoms at the time they took the 10-minute MicroSurvey.
When the 250 frontline-treating physicians were completing their surveys to share their views on the easing of shelter-in-place regulations on May 11-13, 2020, some things of note are relevant for context as we consider their insights:
Respondents for this survey were Emergency Medicine or Critical Care Physicians (180), Hospitalists (60), and Pulmonologists (10) from 25 states reopened or in the process of reopening, who were treating 10 or more patients with flu-like symptoms at the time. They took a six-minute MicroSurvey.
On May 29-30, 2020, the 204 respondents for wave 5 of the frontline-treater research filled the survey in just 8 hours. A few contextual items of note prior to the end of May include:
Respondents for this survey were US Primary Care Physicians (62), Pediatricians (60), and Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Specialists (82), who were treating 20 or more patients with flu-like symptoms at the time. They took a 10-minute MicroSurvey.
Just before InCrowd’s 201 non-frontline treating specialists were beginning their second-wave survey on June 12-13, 2020:
Respondents for this survey were US Oncologists (40), Neurologists (33), Rheumatologists (33), Cardiologists (33), Gastroenterologists (33), and Dermatologists (29). They took a seven-minute MicroSurvey.
COVID-19 frontline treater wave 6 research fielded on June 26, 2020. It was a fast turnaround, with 211 respondents completing the survey in just six hours. In the days leading up to this survey, events of note related to COVID-19 were:
Respondents for this survey were US Primary Care Physicians (63), Pediatricians (58), and Emergency Medicine or Critical Care Specialists (90). They took a 12-minute MicroSurvey.
AJMC Staff, American Journal of Managed Care, A Timeline of COVID-19 Developments in 2020, AJMC, July 3, 2020.
Alan Berube, What weekly unemployment claims reveal about the local impacts of the COVID-19 recession, Brookings, May 14, 2020.
Robin Muccari, Denise Chow, and Joe Murphy, Coronavirus timeline: Tracking the critical moments of COVID-19, NBC News, March 10, 2020, updated July 8, 2020.
Holly Secon, Aylin Woodward, and Dave Mosher, A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 6 months, from China’s first case to the present, Business Insider, updated June 30, 2020.
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