Omicron raises concerns for GPs managing COVID-positive patients

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With general practice expected to take a leading role in caring for mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19, questions persist as to whether there are the necessary supports in place...

Professor Mark Morgan, a Queensland-based GP and Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC), believes the guidance released by the college is a vital resource.
 
But when it comes to the logistics at a coalface level, he says questions remain around individual practice capacity and how the model can be sustainable.
 
‘That capacity to proactively monitor patients is new work and it’s quite different work from what GPs usually do,’ Professor Morgan told newsGP.
 
‘Most practices have organised themselves to work at full capacity most of the time … so to add a layer of monitoring a continuously growing cohort of patients at home is complex.

Subject

General Practice

Covid 19

Community care

Period30 Nov 2021

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  • TitleOmicron raises concerns for GPs managing COVID-positive patients
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNews GP
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date30/11/21
    DescriptionWith general practice expected to take a leading role in caring for mild-to-moderate cases of COVID-19, questions persist as to whether there are the necessary supports in place.
    Producer/AuthorAnastasia Tsirtsakis
    PersonsMark Morgan