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Long COVID and Health Inequities: The Role of Primary Care, 2021, Berger, Greenhalgh et al

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19)' started by Andy, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Abstract

    Policy Points
    • An estimated 700,000 people in the United States have “long COVID,” that is, symptoms of COVID‐19 persisting beyond three weeks.
    • COVID‐19 and its long‐term sequelae are strongly influenced by social determinants such as poverty and by structural inequalities such as racism and discrimination.
    • Primary care providers are in a unique position to provide and coordinate care for vulnerable patients with long COVID.
    • Policy measures should include strengthening primary care, optimizing data quality, and addressing the multiple nested domains of inequity.
    Open access, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-0009.12505
     
  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And preferably not making them worse, just for a change.
     
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  3. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Whatever that means.

    I keep reading inequity as iniquity, which in the case of ME/CFS, and for some now with longCovid, seems apt:
     
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  4. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Uh, no. Primary care has failed miserably at dealing with chronic illness for decades, absolute total failure. So much that it is completely oblivious to a problem it sees often, unable to connect dots that are basically touching each other.

    Nope nope nope. Go away Greenhalgh, stop making this about what you want.
     

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