Identify and protect vulnerable people

Some populations are particularly vulnerable and take a relatively high share of the disease burden associated with emergencies. Those at high-risk for severe illness are people 65 years and older and those who live in a congregate living. In addition, people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled are at increased risk. Pregnant women might be at an increased risk for severe illness from disease compared to non-pregnant people; those with a confirmed positive result may be at increased risk for other adverse outcomes, such as preterm birth. Key words: Chronic kidney disease, Chronic lung disease, Diabetes, Immunocompromised state, Liver disease, Moderate/severe asthma, Serious heart conditions, Severe obesity, critical workers, essential workers, stigma, LGBTQAI

SNOMED_CT Problem=191415002 (PB0050); SNOMED_CT Cat-Tar=424800003 (CG0001, TG0066)

  • continuity of care