Dear colleagues, we had a great set of talks from the Bateman Horn Center, UU, and DHHS on Long CV19 care.
Take aways for me include
1) Utah has a higher prevalence than many states per CDC data
2) No definitive test yet, so it is a symptom documentation diagnosis
3) Average duration 9 mo but some longer
4) after 6 months patients are considered to meet ME CFS Criteria
5) Women , middle age, rural, patients most affected in statistics
6) The UU clinic gets 5-10 new referrals a day STILL
7) If a patient has it code U09.0 to assist Utah and CDC to track this and validate it as a condition of concern
8) Our partners on the talk are advocating for $ from the state to support research and ongoing support for patients
9) Many patients cannot work >50% of their prior schedule and exertion induced fatigue is a part of this
Lots more in the talk.
I have attached tools they shared as well.
If you attended the talk and want CME credit please reach out this week to claim credit