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COVID-19: RESSOURCENZENTRUM
TÄGLICHE BETRIEBSAKTUALISIERUNGEN UND UMFASSENDE INFORMATIONEN ZU DEN VORGEHENSWEISEN VON WORLD COURIER ZU COVID-19.

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. 

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.

90%

average decrease in weekly screenings for breast, cervical, and colon cancers in 2020.

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.

Get Screened

Cancer screening recommendations and resources

AmerisourceBergen is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society on the Get Screened campaign, which encourages a return to routine cancer screenings. Regular screening for cancer can help save lives. Screening increases the chance of finding certain cancers early when they might be easier to treat, and some screening tests can prevent cancer by detecting and treating pre-cancers or cell changes before they have a chance to become cancer.

Screening is safe, effective, and accessible. Many states have low or reduced-cost screening programs to help ensure that everyone has access, even people who don’t have insurance or a primary care doctor.

Explore resources from the American Cancer Society around types of screenings, when to get them, and how they are covered by insurance.

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

33-50%

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.

Fearless Pharmacy

Fighting COVID-19 one vaccination at a time

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, independent pharmacies have gone above and beyond on the frontlines, providing continuous care to their communities and so much more. From education to vaccination and all the acts of kindness in between, there are countless examples of humble heroism taking place every day in pharmacies across the country.
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

Related Insights

Insight

Roundtable: The early impact of COVID-19 on community practices



July 2020

Doctor on video call with colleagues

Insight

How Community and Specialty Physician Practices Are Confronting COVID-19 Challenges



June 2020

In the news

Media Mention

The Value of the Pharmacist in Local Communities

Pharmacy Times, Rich Tremonte
June 12, 2020