GPs to manage mild COVID-19 cases in the community

A Victorian pilot is putting GPs in charge of monitoring patients at home in a bid to plug gaps in care

GPs will take on the management of patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms in a pilot program that it if successful will be rolled out more widely.

The Victorian trial run by cohealth is expected to close the gap in care for patients in northwest Melbourne with mild symptoms, who often currently receive no medical management after testing positive.

GP assessments of coronavirus-positive patients have already identified several people who needed urgent hospitalisation, according to GP and medical

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