Survey Result Details
We recently surveyed readers on their views regarding the likely confluence of both an influenza outbreak and a surge in COVID-19 cases.
While readers are evenly distributed in their belief that we will see a rise in cases for both airborne viruses, what is more interesting is a majority – 60% – acknowledge that the media’s use of the term, twindemic, influences their perception.
Essentially, the media coining the term, twindemic, affects their beliefs.
Other findings include 20% responding that they are not at all confident healthcare systems will diagnose influenza or COVID-19 correctly, and 60% not so confident and 20% not at all confident healthcare systems will document the viral infections correctly.
GRAPHICAL DISPLAY OF THE RESULTS
Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network