NEW READ: survey results on The Welfare of Patients with Chronic Diseases during COVID-19

In the context of PERISCOPE, EPF, with INSERM, FEAM, and CEPS, conducted a survey to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the welfare of patients with chronic diseases. This is the analytical report that resulted from it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to patients, especially as healthcare services faced major disruptions and backlogs and the hospital environment became less safe. The survey showed that as one of the most vulnerable groups during the pandemic, patients with chronic diseases experienced high levels of stress, anxiety and social isolation, faced significant challenges in accessing their usual care, and experienced poorer health outcomes as a result. This shows the importance of specific measures to ensure the continuity of healthcare services and mitigate impacts on existing patients as part of any preparedness strategies and response to future public health threats.

Read the full report here.