Vaccination and taking responsible safety measures have done much to reduce risk for infection with COVID-19, and probably done just as much to ease anxiety over getting sick with the virus. Even if a patient doesn’t come within a mile of an infected person, though, it’s getting more likely that the pandemic will have an adverse effect on their healthcare and on your ability to run a smooth operation. According to a report from Reuters, supply chain problems are leaving too many healthcare practices short on everyday necessities like masks and gloves, but also on larger purchases like defibrillators, crutches, IV poles, and exam tables. Be aware that this could lead not only to disruptions in care, but also rising prices.
Why COVID-19 Is a Problem for All Urgent Care Patients (and Operators), Not Just Those at Risk