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GPs should consider risks of hospital admission for pneumonia patients, says NICE


NICE states the bleeding obvious. However people, don't let this pandemic skew your judgement. If the patient required admission before CoVid then my suggestion is to send them to secondary care now, notwithstanding current virus. Imagine you are in court and the prosecution lawyer asks you if you would have admitted before CoVid. You answer yes. "So doctor, you left Mrs Heffalump home alone to die?" Shuffling of the jury and angry looks at you. Foreman jumps up and says "Guilty". You go down for Gross Negligence Manslaughter. Farcical? Perhaps. You want to take the risk?

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10 Apr 2020

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