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  • In strategic shift, doctors in America's two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing
    Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles County are signaling a change in local strategy when it comes to coronavirus testing, recommending that doctors avoid testing patients except in cases where a test result would significantly change the course of treatment.
    A news release from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health this week advised doctors not to test those experiencing only mild respiratory symptoms unless .a diagnostic result will change clinical management or inform public health response..
    The recommendation reflects a "shifting from a strategy of case containment to slowing disease transmission and averting excess morbidity and mortality," according to the statement.
    The guidance said coronavirus testing at L.A. County public health labs will prioritized those with symptoms, health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, paramedics and other high-risk situations
  • Some context: The strategy shift essentially codifies the reality health departments have been living with for weeks; a shortage of tests and protective equipment amid rising demand and case numbers.
    It also puts into practice advice from many of America.s top medical experts, including CNN.s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, that a positive test result is not required to treat the symptoms.
    Naturally, limiting testing in America's two largest population centers would also likely lead to widespread under-counting of total cases


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  • HEALTH
  • DOCTORS
  • CORONAVIRUS
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    • (Read more)   top In strategic shift, doctors in America's two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing
      Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles County are signaling a change in local strategy when it comes to...
    • ( HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS )  top
    • (Read more)   top In strategic shift, doctors in America's two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing
      Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles County are signaling a change in local strategy when it comes to coronavirus testing, recommending that doctors avoid testing patients...
    • ( HEALTH, AMERICA )  top
    • (Read more)   top In strategic shift, doctors in America's two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing
      Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles County are signaling a change in local strategy when it comes to coronavirus testing,...
    • (Read more)   top
      It also puts into practice advice from many of America.s top medical experts, including CNN.s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, that a positive test result is not required to treat the symptoms.
      Naturally, limiting testing in America's two largest population...
    • ( HEALTH, WORKERS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      The guidance said coronavirus testing at L.A. County public health labs will prioritized those with symptoms, health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, paramedics and other high-risk situations.
    • ( HEALTH, UNDER-COUNTING )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Naturally, limiting testing in America's two largest population centers would also likely lead to widespread under-counting of total cases.
    • ( HEALTH, PUBLIC_HEALTH )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      A news release from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health this week advised doctors not to test those experiencing only mild respiratory symptoms unless .a diagnostic result will change clinical management or inform public health response..
      The recommendation...
    • ( HEALTH, POSITIVE )  top
    • (Read more)   top.s top medical experts, including CNN.s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, that a positive test result is not required to treat the symptoms.
      Naturally, limiting testing in America's two largest population centers would also likely lead to widespread under-counting of total cases
    • ( HEALTH, POPULATION )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Naturally, limiting testing in America's two largest population centers would also likely lead to widespread under-counting of total cases.
    • ( DOCTORS )  top
    • (Read more)   top In strategic shift, doctors in America's two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles County are signaling a change in local strategy when it comes...
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    • (Read more)   top In strategic shift, doctors in America's two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing Health officials in New York City and Los Angeles County are signaling a change in local strategy when it comes to coronavirus testing, recommending that doctors avoid testing patients...