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Non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients at lower risk of serious long-term effects, says Lancet

The absolute risk of severe post-acute complications after SARS-CoV-2 infection not requiring hospital admission is low. However, increases in visits to general practitioners and outpatient hospital visits could indicate COVID-19 sequelae, the study found

twitter-logoReuters | May 11, 2021 | Updated 13:49 IST
Non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients at lower risk of serious long-term effects, says Lancet

Non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients have a low risk of serious long-term effects, but they report more visits to general practitioners following infection, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal .

"The absolute risk of severe post-acute complications after SARS-CoV-2 infection not requiring hospital admission is low. However, increases in visits to general practitioners and outpatient hospital visits could indicate COVID-19 sequelae," the study found.

It was a population-based cohort study using the Danish prescription, patient and health insurance registries.

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