Dr. Dee Mangin
Dee Mangin, MD, MBChB, DPH, FRNZCGP; professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
Approximately 7.5 per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Canada in 2020 required hospitalization. Others with milder COVID-19 symptoms recovered at home.
Dr. Dee Mangin’s Extended Care in Hamilton project provided pathways that help family physicians care for patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 at home.
The pathways integrate evidence, tools, and EMR templates, and they enable family physicians to monitor patient symptoms remotely through regular phone calls.
A key component of the innovation is the use of pulse oximeters that monitor a patient’s oxygen levels to help detect deterioration early and expedite necessary hospital transfers.
The pathways strengthen a patient-centred approach by supporting the team to monitor disease progression while the patient recovers at home.
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