Committed to creating healthier futures for patients
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.
Of adults surveyed have used telehealth services for an appointment with a doctor, hospital or specialist in light of the pandemic.
Of adults surveyed are likely to visit their primary healthcare provider for treatment not related to Covid-19.
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.
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
are up to date on colorectal cancer screenings.
Blood pressure screenings reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by
for adults with diabetes.
Patient safety and wellbeing remain critical to healthcare providers
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