Independent physicians fear practices won't make it through COVID-19 — 10 key stats

U.S. physicians are concerned about finances during the COVID-19 crisis, along with care quality and telehealth, according to a three-part survey conducted by global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

McKinsey & Co. distributed online surveys to physicians in 10-plus specialties, with 508 small, independent practice physician respondents to its May survey, 145 to its July 28 survey and 272 to its Sept. 27 survey.

When asked how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the statement, "I am concerned about my practice making it through the COVID-19 challenge," here's how physician respondents in small, independent practice responded:

Note: Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

May 5
Agree: 53 percent
Neutral: 26 percent
Disagree: 19 percent
Don't know/not applicable: 1 percent

July 28
Agree: 61 percent
Neutral: 16 percent
Disagree: 23 percent

Sept. 27
Agree: 52 percent
Neutral: 23 percent
Disagree: 23 percent

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