A Study on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatric Oncology Providers Globally

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disrupted pediatric oncology care globally, increasing demands on health care providers (HCPs) who adapted to continue care. Elizabeth R. Sniderman, et al. sought to characterize the pandemic's impact on pediatric oncology HCPs worldwide. Result shows that COVID-19 had a profound impact on the pediatric oncology workforce, creating challenging modifications to staffing and resulting in physical, psychological, and financial distress. Despite these challenges, HCPs caring for children with cancer came together to continue to provide high-quality care. More details, please click here.

Figure 1. Survey respondents and focus-group institutions. Countries represented by survey respondents (green, categorized by country income classification) and focus groups. Responses were received from 79 countries; focus groups were held in 16 countries.