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New tool could be used to identify those most at risk from coronavirus

A new risk tool could be used to identify those most at threat from COVID-19, so GPs can give patients tailored advice, health officials have said. 

Scientists at Oxford University are working on a clinical risk prediction model, which aims to give individuals more precise information about the likely impact of the disease on them, instead of a blanket approach. 

Health officials said the plans aimed to allow “very individualised discussions” between patients and their doctors, in the event of future outbreaks, particularly as winter approaches. 

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Source: The Telegraph, 23 June 2020


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