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Risk of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis with COVID-19: a syndemic approach.

Muhrer JC. Risk of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis with COVID-19: a syndemic approach. Nurse Pract. 2021;46(2):44-49.   

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February 10, 2021
Muhrer JC. Nurs Pract. 2021;46(2):44-49.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to wide-ranging changes to health care delivery, some of which may negatively impact patient outcomes.The authors use a syndemic perspective to discuss existing challenges interfering with diagnosis (structural, socioeconomic, patient-related, and provider-related), how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated those challenges, and strategies related to nurse practitioners and community health workers to improve diagnosis.