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HD Live!: An Interview With Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci Awarded Medal by Academy of Sciences

Medal is the academy's most prestigious award, presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good

COVID-19 Infection Higher Among Support Staff Than Doctors, Nurses

Black and Latino workers have twice the odds of a positive virus or antibody test

~65 Percent of Office-Based Doctors Can ID Patients in Need of Follow-Up

More primary care physicians and those with an EHR system have computerized capability to ID patients due for preventive, follow-up care

There has been a decrease in primary care office visits during the COVID-19 pandemic

Primary Care Visits Dropped in Early Months of the Pandemic

Use of telemedicine increased, but fewer BP and cholesterol assessments being performed
Female primary care physicians generate less visit revenue but spend more time in patient care visits than their male counterparts

Female Doctors Generate Less Revenue Per Office Visit Than Males

However, female physicians spend more observed time in visits per year than their male counterparts
Physicians say prior authorization continues to interfere with patient care and can lead to adverse clinical consequences

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences
More than 40 percent of nurses on the front lines during the pandemic may be experiencing burnout

Burnout High Among Nonphysician Frontline Health Care Workers

Findings based on survey of COVID-19 frontline workers surveyed at a tertiary care center in Japan
Primary care practices are estimated to lose more than $67

Large Losses Anticipated for Primary Care Practices in 2020

Loss of gross revenue over 2020 due to COVID-19 estimated at $67,774 per full-time physician
From 2008 to 2016

Drop in Visits to Primary Care Providers Seen for Insured Adults

Visits to PCPs decreased, while proportion of adults with no PCP visits in given year increased
Seven out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent

Survey: Most Americans Think of Themselves as Healthy

Those with higher income rate their health higher than those with lower income