A study to discover the determining factors in the prognosis of COVID-19 at primary health care to fight the pandemic
Description of the Study:
- Title: Determinants in the Prognosis of COVID-19 Positive Patients Diagnosed at the Primary Health Care: a Cohort Study.
- Principal Investigator: Carles Brotons.
- Co-Investigators: Patricia Montenegro, Irene Moral, Alba Aguado, Roger Codinachs, Lluis Cuixart, Xavier Farrés.
- Centers of Implementation: Unitat de Recerca de la Unitat Docent de Medicina Familiar i Comunitària UDACEBA, related to the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques Sant Pau. EAP Sardenya, EAP Sagrada Família, EAP Gaudí, EAP Dreta Eixample, EAP Vic, EAP Centelles.
Objectives of the Study:
Principal Objective: Evaluate the prognosis one year after positive COVID-19 diagnosis for patients monitored by the primary health care.
Secondary Objective: Evaluate the determining factors in a bad prognosis. Start a follow-up cohort for COVID-19 patients with the idea of expanding it in the future.
More about this Study:
Unitat Docent Aceba: The Unitat Docent Aceba (UDACEBA) is an institution that was accredited by the Ministry of Health in 2005 for the formation of family and community medicine residents.
Furthermore, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques Sant Pau was created in 2009, as a result of the efforts of the Research Institute and nine other entities in its environment to converge in a high-level research center aimed at developing new techniques and processes to improve the quality of life of citizens.
EAP Sardenya: It is one of the health centers open to society in which this study is implemented and it has the mission of offering high-quality services to the patient, using the most innovative technology. It also has the objective of taking responsibility for the Primary Care of the population integrated into its Àrea Bàsica de Salut (ABS). This center also has a study on COVID-19 seroprevalence.
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