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U of A research study: CPSA helps U of A measure the impact of COVID-19 on the health of Alberta’s physicians

COVID-19, Latest News Archive, Partners | Posted April 3, 2020

The current pandemic puts at risk the health of Alberta’s physicians, both through exposure to the virus and through the demands of practising the best possible medicine under extraordinary conditions.

This is important to all physicians and a team from the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alberta is building a cohort to determine the effects of working through the COVID-19 pandemic. They are recruiting now to get information before the full force of the epidemic and will reassess once the peak has passed. This study is supported by both CPSA and the AMA.

On behalf of the University research team, CPSA is now contacting physicians and residents across a wide range of specialties, including critical care, emergency, family medicine, internal medicine, respirology and others. Physicians in these specialties will receive an email from CPSA telling them about the cohort and how to join up.  Although CPSA is helping with this, the information will be entirely confidential to the University research team and  will not be made available to CPSA or any employer (including Alberta Health Services).

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