Dear colleagues and friends,

in times of crisis such as the one we are all experiencing now with COVID-19, most of us are already affected in their daily professional life. This situation is novel to all of us. The health system has to deal with the crisis, but every one of us is also affected personally. We hope that we can learn how to deal with such a crisis and use this experience to improve things for the future. The questionnaire is anonymized and consists of personal as well as few department-related questions. Please kindly complete all the questions to help us analyze the impact of this crisis on us and our practice.

Follow-up questionnaires in about 3-, 6- and 12-months will help us estimate the mid and long-term impact. International EANS members and colleagues are also welcome to participate. Please share with your colleagues and non-member Neurosurgeons.

Thanks to you, stay healthy, good luck

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* 1. Country

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* 2. City

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* 3. No. of Neurosurgery Departments in your City

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* 4. Hospital Type

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* 5. Size of Neurosurgical Department

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* 6. Your Occupation

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* 7. Are you an EANS Member?

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* 8. Please enter the LAST FIVE DIGITS of your office/work phone number
[To help anonymously and distinctly match your answers with follow up surveys, if you kindly participate in the future. Otherwise the number will be deleted after final data evaluation]

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* 9. Do you have concerns regarding your personal health?

NONE MAJOR
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* 10. Do you have concerns regarding the health of your family and relatives?

NONE MAJOR
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* 11. Is your institution adequately prepared for such a crisis?

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* 12. Do you feel adequately protected by your institution in such a crisis?

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* 13. How afraid are you of losing your job as a Neurosurgeon?

NO FEAR MAJOR FEAR
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* 14. How concerned are you about an economic threat to your neurosurgical practice?

NOT AT ALL MAJOR
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* 15. How concerned are you about an economic threat to your private economic stability?

NO AT ALL MAJOR
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* 16. Do you assume to experience personal financial disadvantages due to the crisis?

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* 17. To what extent did you increase telemedicine (tele-consultation or direct video-sessions with patients) ?

NOT AT ALL INTENSLY
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* 18. Did you change your internal communication with colleagues for ward rounds, conferences etc.?

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* 19. Do you feel ready to assume divergent functions as an emergency doctor in case required?

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* 20. Are you already personally providing emergency medical service instead of neurosurgical practice?

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* 21. Do you feel adequately capable of providing emergency and ICU services based on specific training during your residency?

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* 22. Neurosurgery personnel rotated to emergency services / COVID-19 treatment

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* 23. Date regular outpatient service was terminated in your department

Date

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* 24. Do you feel patients understood the need to terminate elective service?

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* 25. Date Regular Elective Surgeries were terminated / only Emergencies in your department

Date

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* 26. Average No. of Surgeries/Week in your department before COVID19

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* 27. Average No. of Brain Surgeries/Week in your department before COVID19

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* 28. Average No. of Spine Surgeries/Week in your department before COVID19

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* 29. Average No. of Emergency Surgeries/Week in your department before COVID19

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* 30. Average No. of Surgeries/Week NOW (04/2020) in your department during COVID19 crisis

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* 31. Average No. of Brain Surgeries/Week NOW (04/2020) in your department during COVID19 crisis

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* 32. Average No. of Spine Surgeries/Week NOW (04/2020) in your department during COVID19 crisis

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* 33. Average No. of Emergency Surgeries/Week NOW (04/2020) in your department during COVID19 crisis

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* 34. If regular surgeries were cancelled before political obligatory shut down, for what reason:

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* 35. How concerned are you that your patients on the waiting list might relevantly deteriorate?

NOT AT ALL MAJOR
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* 36. No. of corona infected neurosurgical personnel in your department

0 100
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* 37. Do you feel your government and ministry of health sufficiently prepared you for this crisis?

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* 38. Do you feel your local authorities sufficiently prepared you for this crisis?

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* 39. Do you feel your hospital management sufficiently prepared you for this crisis?

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* 40. Reaction of your co-workers and personnel to the crisis in your opinion:

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* 41. In your opinion; what elective/semi-elective neurosurgical patients cannot be postponed despite the crisis

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* 42. Improvement suggestions regarding crisis management concerning Neurosurgery

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