Effects of Pandemic-related Constraints on Urology Practice
posted: June 10, 2020
Dear NSAUA members,
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our professional and personal lives in many ways. More importantly, the urologic care of our patients has been disrupted throughout the world. We remain concerned about potential adverse outcomes suffered by our patients due to delays in treatment. There are concerns about a significant backlog of patients and procedures that need to be completed in a timely fashion. Further, the educational, research and academic activities have been either halted or have undergone unprecedented modifications. Because the COVID-19 infections did not spread uniformly, the extent to which these disruptions have affected urology in different regions is unclear.
We are requesting the members of NSAUA to participate in this brief survey of how the pandemic has affected you and your practice. Your valuable insights will be of tremendous help in understanding the landscape of clinical, academic and educational activities over the next 6 - 12 months. The survey is approved by the Office of Research Affairs (protocol 5899) at Albany Medical College.
The survey is anonymous. It will take approximately 5 minutes. It’s easy to complete it on your cell phone.
In support of your effort, we will donate $3 to the Urology Care Foundation for each completed survey. Please participate!
Take the Survey
Badar M. Mian, MD
Professor of Surgery/Urology
Barry A. Kogan, MD
Falk Chair in Urology