COVID-19 Resources for Primary Care
Prof Paul Glasziou (Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia) has put together a list of resources about COVID-19 for the primary care community.
What is happening in Australia?
The best summary data - updated at least daily - is currently:
Some 10-day data projections are obtainable at:
For international comparison the FT daily update is excellent (paywalled):
What should the medical profession do?
Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) recommendations for public, schools, aged care facilities, etc:
The WHO Report on China suggests a rigorous but graduated approach: initial emphasis on exhaustive case finding, tracing, isolation; public education on prevention; and PREPARATION for more stringent measures such as school closure:
An excellent discussion of the report is by WHO’s Bruce Aylward with a video on what China did i.e., lockdown only in Wuhan, other places controlled by public info, test, detect, etc:
What should GPs do?
RACGP information is available at the link below (especially criteria for suspected cases):
GPsDownUnder (Kat McLean & Wendy Burton) blog posts on workplace strategies:
The BMJ has a helpful chart for primary care:
BMJ blog also has an excellent piece by Susan Michie explaining the behavioural model and approaches for slowing the outbreak
What should the public know?
Messages on the ABC dedicated page are useful: