The impact of COVID-19 on chronic disease management in primary care: lessons for Australia from the international experience

Anne Parkinson, Sethunya Matenge, Jane Desborough, Sally Hall Dykgraaf, Lauren Ball, Michael Wright, Elizabeth A. Sturgiss, Michael Kidd

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Abstract

International primary care responses to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have seen the prioritisation of acute and urgent services for people with COVID-19 as well as seeing many practitioners involved in COVID-19 vaccination counselling and delivery. This prioritisation has often resulted in partial or complete disruption to chronic disease management (CDM), including care for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. CDM in Australian primary care has been similarly disrupted, with reports of decreased time spent on CDM activities and preventive care...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume216
Issue number9
Early online date10 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chronic disease
  • COVID-19
  • Primary care

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