Survey by RNC Pharma and Doktor Na Rabote (Doctor at Work): 57% of Russian Doctors Say Healthcare Facilities not Ready for Rise in Coronavirus Cases
Only 11% of doctors say that healthcare facilities are fully prepared for a possible surge in the incidence of coronavirus infection, according to a survey by the RNC Pharma analyst company and the Doktor Na Rabote (Doctor at Work) social media service for doctors. It is interesting that as many as 19% of the respondents from Moscow and St. Petersburg and only 8% of those coming from other regions chose this answer. Another 30% of the respondents believe that, while there are certain shortcomings, the healthcare facility they work in is more or less ready. As for this answer, no significant regional differences have been noted.
While 24% of the participants say that their healthcare facility is “more likely not ready”, 33% of the respondents say that theirs is “absolutely not ready.” The latter was chosen by only 27% of the doctors residing in Moscow and St. Petersburg and by as many as 35% of the respondents from other regions.
Speaking about main problems, the study participants acknowledged issues with staff, such as the lack of doctors and nursing staff. They also pointed out the PPE non-compliance with established standards and continuing problems with incentive payments.
Is the healthcare facility you work in ready for a possible rise in the incidence of COVID-19 in fall-winter time? (single-answer question)