Title Concerns over vulnerable patients missing COVID-19 oral antivirals Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet News GP Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 1/07/22 Description Patients in some areas are reportedly struggling to access treatments on the PBS in a timely way, even with a prescription...
Meanwhile, Professor Mark Morgan, Chair of RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC), has stated that he believes more flexibility is needed.
‘I believe there should be scope for clinical judgment,’ he said. ‘If a patient has a particularly severe co-morbidity there should be an opportunity to prescribe antiviral treatments.’
Professor Morgan also pointed to different arrangements in place in different jurisdictions, which he says ‘make the whole thing very complicated’.
He is advocating for more input from data experts to help target the vulnerable patients most likely to benefit from the antivirals.
Producer/Author Jolyon Attwooll Persons Mark Morgan