Quiet streets, shuttered stores, silent schools. COVID-19 continues to infect millions of people across the world. Many aspects of healthcare have been paused, as if a tsunami was still out at sea. The devastating effects of this pandemic tsunami are beginning to be felt by primary care. On March 19, 2020, The Green Center, in partnership with the Primary Care Collaborative, launched a weekly quick clinician survey to better understand the response and capacity of US primary care practices to COVID-19. In early May 2020, they also began the COVID-19 patient primary care survey seeking to understand the experiences of patients seeking primary care in the pandemic. In collaboration with the Green Center, the Strategy for Patient Oriented Research in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network (SPOR-PIHCIN) has launched parallel pan-Canadian surveys. Dr. Rebecca Etz and panelists will discuss the key findings from the Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Surveys. They will explain how these results are being used to inform policy that could positively influence the lives of primary care clinicians. The clinician survey is now being done in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Etz, PhD, cultural anthropologist at Virginia Commonwealth University with expertise in qualitative research methods and design, primary care measures, practice transformation, and engaging stakeholders.
Discussion Panel Members :
Dr Sabrina Wong, RN, PhD, Professor, UBC School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Co-Director of the BC Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network
David Durksen, Patient Partner BC-PHCRN Patient Advisory
Rick Gibson, BSc, MD, FCFP, EXTRA Fellow, CCPE, CHE, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Senior Medical Director, Primary Health Care and Department of Family Practice, Nova Scotia Health Authority
Tuesday July 28th, 2020
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