Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

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PGEU (Community Pharmacists) COVID-19 Information Hub

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

European community pharmacists are in the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and they are doing everything in their power to support their patients, including in areas currently in lockdown. This pages provides insights in the roles and commitments of community pharmacists in the fight against COVID-19 and gives an overview of useful international and national resources for community pharmacists.

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Austria: COVID-19 (III)

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

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)

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

Date: 27th of March 2020 (14.00 pm) Date of 1st positive tested case: 25th February 2020 1st COVID-19 related death: 12th of March 2020 Current number of performed tests: 35.995 (26th of March 2020) Current number positive tested cases: 6.962 Current number of hospitalized cases: 672 Current number of ICU cases: around 128 Current number of deaths: 58   Policy for primary care By 16th of March 2020 the Austrian government declared a mod...

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Austria: COVID-19 (I)

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

Date: 27th of March 2020 (14.00 pm) Date of 1st positive tested case: 25th February 2020 1st COVID-19 related death: 12th of March 2020 Current number of performed tests: 35.995 (26th of March 2020) Current number positive tested cases: 6.962 Current number of hospitalized cases: 672 Current number of ICU cases: around 128 Current number of deaths: 58   Policy for primary care By 16th of March 2020 the Austrian government declared a mod...

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Saving lives by European solidarity and cooperation in response to COVID-19

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

By demonstrating solidarity in the ways that Member States cope with infectious disease outbreaks, Europe will provide an enduring example and a precedent for addressing future pandemics. However, solidarity must extend to vulnerable regions outside the European Union – particularly, but not necessarily limited to, low and middle income countries, and especially the most vulnerable within them. Pathogens do not respect national borders. COVID-19...

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Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

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

What you need to know • Most patients with covid-19 can be managed remotely with advice on symptomatic management and self isolation • Although such consultations can be done by telephone in many cases, video provides additional visual cues and therapeutic presence • Breathlessness is a concerning symptom, though there is currently no validated tool for assessing it remotely • Safety-netting advice is crucial because some patients deteriorate...

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Rapid adaptation of a primary care team to respond to COVID-19

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

Primary care in Spain is considered a strong primary care system in Europe. One of the key elements is multidisciplinary primary care teams. Given the current circumstance, this set-up is challenged and primary care services need to be reorganised quickly to cope with an increased demand, keep care to most vulnerable, protect health professionals and deter the collapse of hospitals.  CASAP, the primary care team serving the population of Castell...

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Summary of corona measures in harm reduction facilities in Holland (March 20, 2020)

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

The following is based on responses received this week by the Harm Reduction Network (HRN) of the Trimbos Institute and Mainline. The HRN of Mondriaan, MDHG, AMOC / Regenboog, Parnassia Groep, Jellinek (Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Hilversum) and the GGD Amsterdam. Mainline received information from Brijder Haarlem, De Regenboog Groep, Veldwerk / HVO Querido, Diaconie, MDHG, Winter Shelter, Chairs project and bathhouse Amsterdam, Street lawyer...

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UK/London - A critical appraisal by Yann Lefeuvre

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

London or UK is very much following it's own logic. it started off with the hypothetic hurd immunity theory and has recently being followed by a locked down with a whole list of workers able to carry on as normal and lately hiring 250,000 volunteers to support the National Health service . This in a context of non testing and front line lack of Protective equipment , as well as front staff sent home due to social self isolation . Appointment are...

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Maria van den Muijsenbergh about the Corona crisis in the Netherlands with a special focus on vulnerable groups in society

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

Maria van den Muijsenbergh, march 25 2020 In the Netherlands, until june 1 face an “intelligent lock-down” as our prime minister calls it. There is a rising number of patients at the IC and deaths (276). We face indeed the chalenges concerning the poor and socially excluded groups, underpinning the social determinants of health and ethical issues concerning the right to health for all. At this moment, we see that these groups face extra difficu...

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