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COVID-19 Wider Impacts - Contacts with NHS 24 Edit

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Clinical presentation may range from mild-to-moderate illness to pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infection. \r\n\r\nThe COVID-19 pandemic has wider impacts on individuals\u2019 health, and their use of healthcare services, than those that occur as the direct result of infection.\r\nReasons for this may include:\r\n\r\n\u2022 Individuals being reluctant to use health services because they do not want to burden the NHS or are anxious about the risk of infection.\r\n\r\n\u2022 The health service delaying preventative and non-urgent care such as some screening services and planned surgery.\r\n\r\n\u2022 Other indirect effects of interventions to control COVID-19, such as mental or physical consequences of distancing measures.\r\n\r\nThis dataset provides information on trend data regarding the wider impact of the pandemic on contacts with NHS 24. Information is shown for patients in different age groups; for males and females; and for people living in areas with different levels of material deprivation. Information is also available at different levels of geographical breakdown such as Health Boards, Health and Social Care partnerships, and Scotland totals. \r\n\r\nThis data is also available on the COVID-19 Wider Impact Dashboard.\r\nAdditional data sources relating to this topic area are provided in the Links section of the Metadata below. Information on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating and their households, can be found on NHS Inform.\r\n\r\nAll publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found in the weekly COVID-19 Statistical Report. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.\r\n

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Business and Economy, Health and Social Care, Sport and Leisure
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2020-05-25
Date Updated 2022-12-07
Original dataset link https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/covid-19-wider-impacts-contacts-with-nhs-24

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