Medscape Reader Polls

 
 
  • AHA 2020 Do You Think Fish Oil Has Cardiovascular Benefits? Recent trials show conflicting results for different marine omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular risk.
  • Did You Vote? Some clinicians are active in helping patients register to vote, but many others aren't registered and don't vote.
  • Is Medical School Worth the Cost Now? Across the country, medical students find themselves paying substantial costs for a medical education now greatly altered by the pandemic.
  • Will Open Notes Requirement Change How You Chart? The 21st Century Cures Act, passed in 2016, requires that patients have access to the clinical notes within their medical records. Regulations implementing the requirements take effect soon.
  • Has Trump’s Case Affected Your Impression of COVID-19? Just over a week after President Trump announced he had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the White House doctor said the president was 'no longer considered a transmission risk to others.'
  • Have You Treated a VIP Patient? Ironically, VIPs often get worse care than most patients.
  • Has Your Job Been Affected by the Pandemic? "The pain is real when you hear those words," said a physician whose position was terminated after working through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • What Do You Think of Virtual Medical Meetings? If you have participated in a virtual medical meeting this year, tell us about your experience.
  • What Do You Think of Trump’s and Biden’s Healthcare Policies? Many healthcare professionals, patients, and voters of all political opinions think the US healthcare system needs to change, but they don't agree on how.
  • Should Social Distancing Measures Be Enforced? 'If you don't enforce [wearing masks], it won't happen,' argues one doctor.
  • Does Your Community Listen to Your COVID-19 Advice? When making decisions about wearing masks or attending large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, do your family, friends, and local community look to you for guidance?
  • What Do You Think of the FDA's COVID-19 Decisions? Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, thinks recent FDA actions on COVID-19 therapeutics have not been evidence-based. What do you think about these decisions?
  • Are You Pressured to Work When You're Sick? Some healthcare facilities have pressured workers who contract COVID-19 to return to work sooner than public health standards suggest is safe.
  • Have You Been Personally Affected by COVID-19? The global count of COVID-19 cases has surpassed 20 million, and the US count recently passed 5 million.
  • What Are You Prescribing for COVID-19? Treatment guidelines for COVID-19 have developed over the course of the pandemic. Tell us about your practice.
  • Are You Considering Quitting Clinical Medicine? Taking on an administrative or executive role can sound appealing to many clinicians, particularly because of COVID-19's effects on healthcare.
  • Will You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine? When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, will you get it and recommend it to your patients?
  • How Do You Feel About Sending Kids Back to School? Many important scientific questions about COVID-19 and children don't yet have answers.
  • Do You Have PPE Now? The American Medical Association has asked the US government to use the Defense Production Act to generate an adequate supply of PPE for physicians in all settings, including ambulatory care.
  • Are Healthcare Unions Helpful? The stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred some healthcare workers to protest their working conditions, with the backing of their unions.