Table 1.

Summary of Main Data of the Survey

Family physicians’ demographics and professional informationParticipants n = 300 n (%)
Gender—male167 (55.9)
Age—years±SD53.6 ± 13.5
Work setting:
 Solo practitioners143 (47.7)
 Group practitioners126 (42)
 Multispecialty group19 (6.3)
 Other12 (4)
Number of COVID-19 positive patients managed:
 <10211 (70.3)
 10 to 3075 (25)
 30 to 509 (3)
 >505 (1.6)
Having at least one colleague (FP) diagnosed with COVID-19253 (85.2)
Personally tested for COVID-1983 (27.8)
Personally COVID-19 positive9 (6.5)
Family physicians’ perceived personal safety
Received appropriate information about PPE:
 No202 (67.3)
 Yes, with local meetings1 (0.3)
 Yes, with courses8 (2.7)
 Yes, with protocols89 (29.7)
Family physicians satisfied or very satisfied about the PPE information received58 (18.7)
Family physicians feeling safe in the workplace during COVID-19 emergency106 (35.3)
Availability of:
 Surgical masks239 (79.7)
 N95 masks234 (78)
 Disposable gowns104 (34.7)
 Goggles or screens177 (59)
 Gloves262 (87.3)
Family physicians’ activities, concerns and perspectives for the next 6 months
Number of weekly outpatient visits before the COVID-19 outbreak:
 <5058 (19.4)
 50 to 7561 (20.4)
 75 to 10092 (30.8)
 >10088 (29.4)
Number of weekly outpatient visits during the COVID-19 outbreak:
 <20238 (79.8)
 20 to 5058 (19.5)
 >502 (0.7)
Number of weekly in-house visits before the COVID-19 outbreak:
 <563 (21.1)
 5 to 10138 (46.5)
 10 to 1562 (20.9)
 >1534 (11.5)
Number of weekly in-house visits during the COVID-19 outbreak:
 None72 (24.2)
 <5184 (61.7)
 5 to 1036 (12.1)
 10 to 150
 >152 (2)
>50% increase in phone calls (telemedicine)287 (94.7)
Family physicians satisfied or very satisfied about the network created by local health authority159 (53.1)
Family physicians not satisfied or a little satisfied about the distribution of the resources between hospitals and FPs during the COVID-19 emergency259 (86.3)
Family physicians with a high or very high fear of getting infected224 (74.6)
Family physicians with a high or very high fear of infecting relatives and patients280 (93.3)
Family physicians who believe that elemedicine should be used more in the future260 (87)
  • FP, family physician; PPE, personal protective equipment; SD, standard deviation.