Effect of COVID-19 on chronic care management in primary health settings


  • Marwah Yakoop Abdullah Department of Family Medicine, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Fatimh Mohammed Almazayen Eastern Health Cluster, Ministry of Health, Taif, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Hijrif Hwaifr College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Shaqra, Saudi Arabia
  • Wafa Saleh Alkhatir College of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Albader Mohammad Albar Department of Emergency Medicine, Rabigh General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nawal Abdullah Abdullah College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
  • Fatimah Fareed Almodrhim Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
  • Saidolim Akmalov College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Nouh Alqurayn Department of Emergency Medicine, Alflaj General Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Qasem Ibrahim Al Muzarra College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Wejdan Hlel Alatawi Department of Family Dentistry, Riyadh First Health Cluster, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




Chronic care management, COVID-19, Telehealth, Patient-centered care, Healthcare Resilience


The COVID-19 outbreak has brought changes to the management of conditions in primary healthcare settings, leading to a reassessment of current practices and the adoption of innovative approaches. This article examines the symptoms and treatment methods that have emerged in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic. We explore how disruptions in care for people with illnesses and the complex relationship between chronic diseases and COVID-19 severity have influenced healthcare delivery. Additionally, we discuss the increased reliance on telehealth services, which have been crucial in ensuring patient care but have also revealed disparities in access and digital literacy. The need for a patient-centered approach is emphasized through a reevaluation of care delivery models- heightened attention to psychosocial factors. We also delve into the challenges related to resource allocation adjustments to treatment plans and the psychological impact on patients dealing with diseases. Finally, we highlight opportunities for the management of chronic conditions in the future through better integration of telehealth services and an enhanced focus on patient empowerment and preventive care. As healthcare systems adapt to this evolving landscape, there are lessons from this pandemic that can inform more patient-centric and adaptable strategies for managing chronic conditions.


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How to Cite

Abdullah, M. Y., Almazayen, F. M., Hwaifr, M. H., Alkhatir, W. S., Albar, A. M., Abdullah, N. A., Almodrhim, F. F., Akmalov, S., Alqurayn, M. N., Al Muzarra, Q. I., & Alatawi, W. H. (2023). Effect of COVID-19 on chronic care management in primary health settings. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 516–520. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233947



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