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Prioritizing patient health safely and confidently

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, fewer people are maintaining medical appointments or seeking medical care out of concern over the spread of COVID-19. However, postponing routine checkups and screenings can be detrimental to patients’ future health. Healthcare providers are working vigilantly to ensure patient and staff safety during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic–helping patients feel comfortable about returning to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices for important screenings and treatments. 

90%
average DECREASE IN WEEKLY SCREENINGS FOR BREAST, CERVICAL & COLON CANCERS IN 2020
23%
Of adults surveyed have used telehealth services for an appointment with a doctor, hospital or specialist in light of the pandemic
39%
of adults surveyed are likely to visit their primary healthcare provider for treatment not related to covid-19
 

Maintaining care today for a healthy tomorrow

Health screenings are an important part of preventative healthcare. People who see their doctor regularly and maintain routine screenings are more likely to receive an early diagnosis if they develop a medical condition, which can contribute to better patient outcomes.

Why are health screenings important?

Routine screenings allow physicians to compare test results over time, increasing the chances that a potential problem can be prevented. Regular physicals, colonoscopies, cancer screenings (mammograms and prostate exams), cholesterol and blood pressure tests, and skin checks are all examples of important routine checkups that are integral to maintaining patient health.

of american adults aged 50+, only
25%
are up to date on colorectal cancer screenings 
blood pressure screenings reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by
33% to 50%
for adults with diabetes

Patient safety and wellbeing remain critical to healthcare providers

Safely visiting your healthcare provider while observing social distancing measures can help maintain patients' routine healthcare and prevent late diagnoses or more advanced issues.

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital role of community practices—during ongoing care delivery and in this new paradigm. We’ve seen practices overcome tremendous odds, activate their flexibility in order to serve their communities, and find innovative ways to adjust their workflows to continue delivering care. 

mick besse, president, besse medical, amerisourcebergen

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