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Clinical Effectiveness Group

Risk-stratification tools

Risk stratification during COVID-19

CEG, in collaboration with UCL Partners, has developed a set of "Search and risk stratification tools" which scan Electronic Patient Record and stratify patients with long-term conditions into risk groups.

The conditions include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes, atrial fibrillation, hypertension and primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease using statins. Typically, the search divides patients into high, medium and lower-risk groups – with the high-risk groups managed by their GP and/or pharmacists, and the lower-risk groups by healthcare assistants where appropriate.

The searches are available for EMIS and SystmOne via the UCLP website, along with educational and supporting materials.


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