Geographical variations in COVID-19 Perceptions and Patient Management: A National Survey of Rheumatologists

In a new article published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Dr. Said Ibrahim, MD, professor of population health sciences, and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery surveyed national rheumatologists to analyze geographical variations in COVID-19 perceptions and patient management among rheumatic disease patients. The rheumatologists provided demographic information including age, gender, state of practice, and practice type, as well as COVID-19 risk among patients and medication management during the pandemic. Overall, the researchers found that variations in perceptions of risk of contracting COVID-19 and how to manage their medications were more pronounced in geographical areas where COVID-19 disease burden was high. 

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