Assessment of COVID-19 in primary care

New guideline that will be of interest to primary healthcare professionals involved in identifying and triaging patients presenting with potential COVID-19

Around 80% of people with COVID-19 experience mild to moderate symptoms. Twenty percent develop severe disease. The challenge for practitioners in primary care is to identify those patients who require immediate assessment, those who can self-manage in the community, and those who may require further monitoring.

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This evidence review addresses prognostic factors which may indicate progression to severe disease. Key findings are presented on the identification of symptoms, characteristics, comorbidities and clinical signs in adults which may indicate a higher risk of progression to severe disease. This review complements the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Scottish Primary Care Hub Triage Guide and should be used alongside it.

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