28 April 2020

General practitioners look after many vulnerable patients with COVID-19 outside of hospitals

General practitioners in the Netherlands have treated around 1800 vulnerable patients with COVID-19 outside of hospitals in recent weeks. Some of these patients had tested positive. However for most of them, there was a strong clinical suspicion of COVID-19 but no test was carried out. This was shown in the initial results of a study into the treatment of vulnerable patients with COVID-19, carried out by the Consortium of General Practice Medicine in collaboration with the ZorgDomein platform, using a special reporting system. During the remaining duration of the study, the research group will provide a weekly update on these initial figures.