GPs in US face losses of $100k each due to virus

A fall-off in consultations and forced shutdowns could see overall revenue losses for the country's primary care practices hit billions: US study

General practices are projected to have combined revenue losses of AU$21.7 billion due to dramatic declines in patient visits from March to May 2020 during coronavirus shutdowns, a US study suggests.

Researchers estimate a $97,365 downturn in gross revenue per full-time doctor, after projecting expected 2020 gross revenue with and without COVID-19 shutdowns.

They used national data on utilisation, staffing, expenditures and reimbursements to calculate how much revenue primary care practices would lose in