Guidance for Primary Care Management of Adult Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 63 , No. 1 , January February 2021 , Pages 25 News COVID-19

This document from the BCCDC and the BC Ministry of Health provides recommendations for primary care practitioners (family physicians and nurse practitioners) for the assessment and management of adult patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, suspected COVID-19, or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. Topics addressed include symptoms, testing, criteria for outpatient management, clinical management, self-isolation, indications for referral to hospital, care of discharged patients, remote and rural considerations, long-term complications, mental well-being of patients and providers, and practitioner resources. The document is available at www.bccdc.ca/Health-Professionals-Site/Documents/BC_COVID_primarycare_outpatient_mgmt.pdf.

. Guidance for Primary Care Management of Adult Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19. BCMJ, Vol. 63, No. 1, January, February, 2021, Page(s) 25 - News, COVID-19.



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