COVID-19 Impact

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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Fear of Covid-19 leads other patients to decline critical treatment.

Hafner K. New York Times. 2020;May 25.

The uncertainties surrounding coronavirus transmission and treatment are causing patients with known conditions to forgo needed medical care. This article outlines how COVID-19 fear and anxiety are primary contributing factors in patient decisions to delay transplants and other necessary treatments.