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Chronically ill and Covid times

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

Dear Martin, I share your concern about collateral damage due to COVID response, and I am particularly concerned about chronic patients and fetal emergencies like MI. In Turkey regular patients are put on hold both in primary and also secondary care. They are asked not to seek medical care for non urgent incidences. Many scheduled chronic care visits are cancelled or postponed. At the moment outpatient clinics are mostly empty and/or turned into...

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PC management of Covid pandemic

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

Dear Sarah, very relevant questions that we are all in need of answers. It is important to share experiences in our countries to  acknowledge best practices in primary care while dealing with these issues. In Turkey hospitals were initial places of interest for corona fight and primary care is neglected so far. However primary care units developed their own individual solutions and very recently pandemic comission of Istanbul is putting effort i...

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WHO European Region Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - General

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

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Covid-19

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - United Kingdom (UK)

At a time of Covid-19 pandemy , and Personal Protection Equipment , i thought i would share this story. Our centralised supplier provided and delivered the equipment on the 16/03. This is recorded by a reputable international delivery company. At grassroot level the Medical Centre has not received it. After some emails and contact to our centralised supplier , it was clear that the person who accepted and signed the delivery was not part of the t...

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Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

“With the disruptive effects of COVID-19 – including social distancing – currently dominating our daily lives, it is important that we check on each other, call and video-chat, and are mindful of and sensitive to the unique mental health needs of those we care for. Our anxiety and fears should be acknowledged and not be ignored, but better understood and addressed by individuals, communities and governments,” Dr Hans Kluge noted

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Case report from PHC centre in Austria - How to?

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - Austria

Dear all, I’d like to share a case report with a GP from a PHC centre in Austria. Usually the catchment area of this PHC is about 12.000 persons. Du to closing of other GP practices in their region they have to care for about 25.000 persons. Please keep in mind, that majority of primary care units are single-handed practices with on average 2-3 administrative practice assistants and eventually one nurse.   Monday morning: initial contact with...

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Austria: COVID-19 (III)

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - Austria

Computer based models to predict workload for primary care  The Institute for Information Systems Engineering of the Technical University of Vienna by Niki Popper and his team is calculating simulation-models for different scenarios based on different restrictive measures that are taken by the government. Depending on the taken restrictions and their duration the results show a positive impact on flattening the curve of the number of newly infec...

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Austria: COVID-19 (II)

Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries - Austria

Testing procedures for health professionals in primary care At the moment tests are only performed in cases of  acute respiratory symptoms AND stay in a risk region in the last two weeks before appearance of symptoms oracute respiratory symptoms AND contact with a confirmed case in the last two weeks before appearance of symptoms orrelevant clinical status display and medical assessment. They are performed by services organised by the states a...

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