Evaluation of a patient self-stratification methodology to identify those in need of shielding during COVID-19

Elizabeth Reilly, Sarah Skeoch, Sarah Hardcastle, John D Pauling, Megan Rowe, Tehseen Ahmed, Andrew Allard, Bashaar Boyce, Ellie Korendowych, Chloe Lapraik, William Tillett, Raj Sengupta

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The logistical challenges of rapidly and accurately identifying those patients who needed to shield during the COVID-19 pandemic were unprecedented. We report our experiences of meeting this challenge for >9,000 patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease at our centre, incorporating an element of guided patient self-stratification. Our results indicate that patients are able to stratify their own risk accurately using the BSR COVID-19 risk stratification guidance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Medicine
Early online date11 Sep 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Sep 2020

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