While COVID-19 pushed the infectious diseases specialty into the limelight, it also created the perfect storm of increased demand for an already waning specialty – leading to physician burnout, attrition, and a decrease in new physicians entering the field.
The infectious diseases specialty is facing a grim reality, and it’s only getting worse.
- 80% of U.S. Counties have inadequate or no ID physician expertise.
- 208 million U.S. citizens do not have access to ID specialists.
This lack of ID care can lead to devastating long-term effects for your facility.
Luckily, there is a way to combat this shortage through telemedicine, and smart hospitals are preparing now for the shortage that is expected to reach crisis levels within the next five years.
Download the infographic below to see how this shortage is affecting hospitals and facilities, and how telemedicine has proven to be an effective solution to combat this dire scarcity of ID expertise.