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Our study focuses on the social implications and role of healthcare accessibility in the treatment of Long-Haul COVID-19, specifically in the rural setting. Referred to as Long COVID, this chronic condition broadly covers a variety of symptoms experienced by those long after the initial recovery from acute sickness with COVID-19; and it is now recognized with an ICD-10 code classification. Anecdotal evidence shows a lack of social support, empathy, and resources available for individuals suffering from Long COVID in rural areas. Based on a multi-disciplinary standardized patient experience, the project focuses on social needs requiring intervention and the manner in which different scopes of medical professionals can target these issues.
Shepherd, Julia; Mendola, Rachelle; Evans, Skyler; Otero, Brooklyn; Haugen, Alena; and Russell, Lily, "Addressing Social Needs of Rural Long COVID Patients" (2022). CECE Fall Poster Session 2022. 6.