TOP CONCERNS FOR NON-ACUTE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS DURING COVID-19
Ambulatory surgery center (ASC) facilities experienced a lot of disruption during the pandemic. Non-essential surgeries, including elective surgeries, were delayed as ASCs shut down some or all of their operations. Once surgeries resumed, ASC facilities had to determine how to prioritize them while addressing patient concerns about the coronavirus.
Provista asked its ASC members, “What are you most worried about when planning to reopen/start elective procedures again?” They answered:
- Supply chain issues.
- Second wave of COVID-19.
- Choosing the appropriate caseload for the time period.
- COVID-19 testing turnaround time.
- Patient willingness to return.
- Social distancing/CDC guidelines.
- Staff safety.
The survey results show a range of concerns, from having a smoothly functioning healthcare supply chain, to keeping staff safe, to ongoing issues such as testing and guidelines for COVID-19.