RCGP clarification on the use of Roth scores in the assessment of patients with potential COVID-19

Publication date: 02 April 2020

The Royal College of GPs has been working with University of Oxford regarding developing guidelines for general practitioners during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Roth score was initially thought to be a useful approach to assessing patients remotely. However upon further analysis, it is not considered to have the necessarily reliability by itself.

GPs are recommended to use this current guidance when they are assessing patients.

Further Information

RCGP Press office: 020 3188 7494/7633/7574/7575
Out of hours: 0203 188 7659
press@rcgp.org.uk

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 53,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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