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There are extensive financial relationships between leaders of U.S. professional medical associations and industry

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.
Primary care providers report more workplace burnout and higher scores for anxiety than other health care professionals

Primary Care Providers Report More Workplace Burnout, Anxiety

Providers who experience higher levels of anxiety, withdrawal more likely to report burnout
Millennial and Generation X medical residents and fellows experience similar rates of burnout and have similar levels of empathy

Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows

Length of medical-system exposure, not generational traits, contribute to burnout
The scores for mental health symptoms in medical personnel responding to COVID-19 pneumonia are generally higher than the norm in China

Mental Health Symptoms Up for Medics Dealing With COVID-19

Mean Symptom Checklist-90 score significantly higher for medical personnel responding to COVID-19
Most health care workers (HCWs) and non-HCWs continue to work when sick with influenza-like illness

Sickness Presenteeism Common With Influenza-Like Illness

Most health care workers, non-HCWs continue to work when sick with ILI; more HCWs work with fever
Doctors Without Borders has sent a nine-person team to the Navajo Nation in the Southwestern United States as it struggles with a COVID-19 crisis.

Doctors Without Borders Team Sent to Navajo Nation to Fight COVID-19

This marks the first time Doctors Without Borders has dispatched a team to a U.S. location
Health care workers and younger people have an increased risk for a psychological impact from COVID-19

Health Care Workers at Risk From Mental Burden of COVID-19

Prevalence of anxiety symptoms higher for health care workers/young spending more time on outbreak
Covering more of the body leads to better protection for health care workers against contamination

PPE With More Coverage Ups Protection, but Harder to Don, Doff

Modified gowns with attached gloves and gloves, masks with added tabs may cut contamination
In guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Recommendations Made for PPE Use by HCPs in COVID-19 Care

Guidelines address mask, glove, face shield use in conventional, contingency, crisis capacity settings

April 2020 Briefing – Family Practice

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for April 2020. This roundup includes the...