COVID-19 Impact on Oncology
Oncologists and hematologists are just a few of many healthcare providers that have had to quickly adjust their practice amid the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain quality care while also protecting patients and staff. Working with our partner, OncLive®, our latest Rapid Research Report offers insights on how the pandemic is affecting community
practices throughout the United States.
Telehealth is here to stay
of HCPs used telehealth services prior to the pandemic
have since adopted the practice
say they’ll continue to do so
Future staff implications
90% of practices are implementing virtual office visits—many utilizing PAs and NPs to handle telehealth calls.
Pharma may need to emphasize more remote detailing
of practices do not anticipate engaging with sales reps in the same manner they did pre-pandemic.
COVID-19 testing is not universally available
Only about half of the staff members suspected of contracting the virus were able to get tested.
The pandemic has caused
oncologists to shift from infusions
to oral oncolytics for some patients.
Over half of the oncologists have shifted at least
of their patients from infusions to oral oncolytics.
Oncology practice impact