Integrated assessment and management of patients with respiratory symptoms during COVID-19
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, new assessment, testing and management models have been introduced, including general practitioner (GP) led COVID-19 respiratory clinics (clinics).
These clinics aim to provide comprehensive and holistic care delivered by GPs to patients with respiratory symptoms. As well as undertaking swab testing and assessing patients who present with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the clinics can also provide integrated care and management of patients to avoid fragmented care.
To address the needs of the health workforce and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RACGP has developed guiding principles for the establishment and ongoing management of these clinics.