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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide for general practitioners to inform shared decision making with patients around risk of severe illness related to COVID-19

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Publication date: 
6 July 2020
Last updated: 
11 October 2021
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

When a patient presents with concerns about their risk of severe COVID-19 illness doctors can help develop a COVID-19 action plan that considers their wishes and priorities and helps them manage risk and maintain a lifestyle that has quality and meaning.

This document includes information on: 

  • severe COVID-19 illness
  • important factors when assessing individual risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • co-morbidities and other issues
  • helping patients make decisions to manage their risk of severe COVID-19 illness