Brazilian vascular surgeons experience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

CONCLUSION: The COVID pandemic has greatly affected healthcare providers around the world. At the time of this survey, Brazilian vascular surgeons are reporting low anxiety levels during this time and are using mostly active coping mechanisms. PMID: 33019914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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