How to Manage Patient Anxiety in Healthcare
Better Communication Is Key to Managing Patient Anxiety
The rise of mental health struggles during the pandemic is no secret to healthcare professionals, but the lingering impact on patients continues to hinder their ability and desire to access care, a new survey finds. 30% of patients say anxiety has stopped them from scheduling a healthcare appointment in the last 12 months.
This 2023 survey was commissioned by Weave to find out if and how patient mental health was affecting their physical wellbeing and relationship with healthcare providers.
- Millennials and Gen Z are more than two times more likely to claim that anxiety has stopped them from scheduling an appointment.
- 68% of patients agree on what healthcare appointment is the most anxiety-inducing.
- How communication between provider and patient is causing patient anxiety, and how healthcare professionals can fix that