A NATION-WIDE SURVEY ON FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EMPLOYERS OF PRIVATE DENTAL PRACTICES OF PAKISTAN
Huma Sarwar,Navid Rashid Qureshi,Siddiqua Fatima,Meshal Muhammad Naeem,Ahsan Inayat.
Objective: To assess the financial impact of COVID-19 on employers of private dental practices of Pakistan in the month of April and May 2020.
Methodology: In this cross sectional study, the employers of dental practices of Pakistan were inquired about their financial management during COVID 19 outbreak. The data was analyzed using IBM-SPSS version 23.0. Percentages and Chi-square tests were used for statistical analysis at p ≤0.05.
Results: 52.7% owners opened their practices whereas 37.8% of tenants clinics remained closed (p
Key words: COVID-19, finances, dental clinic, Pakistan