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COVID Care: Here’s what wary patients want to hear from their providers

The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has many patients feeling anxious. It’s no mystery why—the virus’s spread has been alarmingly fast, and the attendant stories in the media have struck a tone that comes close to panic. Health-system frontline staff are facing enormous pressure in their roles as practitioners, guides, and advocates for public health.

Frictionless service is the key to keeping patients. Here’s how to achieve it, according to two health-system leaders.

This year’s Consumer Trends data shows that if a patient leaves a positive comment about admission or registration, they are 46 times more likely to be a long-term promoter for a healthcare brand, compared to patients who leave negative comments.