Analysis of the Role of General Practitioners Services in Rural Areas during the COVID-19 Epidemic

Zuohua Liu  (North Sichuan Medical College)
Feiya Li (North Sichuan Medical College)
Zihan Liu (North Sichuan Medical College)
Qiuxia Wu (North Sichuan Medical College)
Xiangyu Li (North Sichuan Medical College)
Qiang Wang (North Sichuan Medical College)


Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, various regions of China have been rapidly deployed under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Party to actively prevent and control the COVID-19. The rural areas of my country have weak links to the prevention and management of public health emergencies. Problems include lack of medical and health resources and farmers’ low awareness of epidemic prevention. Situations that correspond to the prevention and management of the COVID-19 are more serious. As the patient’s first contact and “gatekeeper” in the fight against the epidemic, the general practitioner is responsible for the “first visit-subsequent ongoing intervention”. This article is about the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemics and epidemic prevention in terms of dissemination of knowledge, informed crowd control, joint prevention and control, and standardized management of people. This is a summary of the efforts of general practitioners. Quarantine at home, interactive referrals to medical consortiums, special care for contracted families. The function during the management period aims to analyze the role played by general practitioners during the epidemic and to provide new ideas for the prevention and management of the epidemic. Provide more targeted general practitioner-style services in rural areas to promote the implementation and improvement of health and poverty alleviation. The health level of the rural population provides a theoretical standard.


General practitioner; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Epidemic prevention and management

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