General practitioner’s (GP) home management guidelines for COVID-19 patients: Guidelines

Authors

  • Aisha Ambreen Institute of Family Medicine, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Tabinda Ashfaq Institute of Family Medicne, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Marie Andrades Institute of Family Medicne, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Fauzia Akhtar Institute of Family Medicne, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Badiuzzaman Institute of Family Medicne, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Lubna Baig APPNA Institute of Public Health, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1526

Abstract

Carefully developed guidelines for clinical practice serve as an important tool for desirable changes in health care of a country. They act as an important source of information for physicians as well as policy makers and educational institutions thereby improving quality of care of patients. The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in 2019 has placed huge burden on health care system globally. The first line health care provider bears the brunt of this disease with limited and varying sources of information as most of the patients present to them. Varied presentation of disease along with limited hospital facilities for admission is a huge challenge for appropriate management and referral of these patients.  These guidelines, prepared after reviewing the interim guidelines in literature, will serve as a source of guidance for GPs to manage mild cases at home and refer those with moderate and severe disease to tertiary...

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Published

2021-02-17

How to Cite

Aisha Ambreen, Tabinda Ashfaq, Marie Andrades, Fauzia Akhtar, Sadaf Badiuzzaman, & Lubna Baig. (2021). General practitioner’s (GP) home management guidelines for COVID-19 patients: Guidelines. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1526

Issue

Section

Short Communication / Short Report