Planning to mask up long term? AusDoc survey shows you aren't alone
If you are planning to continue to wear masks during consults after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, an Australian Doctor survey suggests you aren’t alone.
Masks are currently mandatory in the vast majority of GP clinics — for both staff and patients.
But will they become a standard part of GP care long term? Or does their impact on doctor–patient communication make the idea impractical outside of a pandemic situation?
Some 676 readers answered our poll last week.
Unsurprisingly given the rules,