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The challenges of social isolation

Read the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card 1/ 2021- 2/2021

The challenges of social isolation and precautions one can take
Today, there is huge evidence that social isolation as we all experience it in lock- down times is a risk factor for mental and physical disorders.

Social isolation can lead to e.g. anxiety, depression, anger, sleep disturbance and create the feeling of loneliness. All of these can boost each other and generate physical problems or aggravate chronic diseases like dementia or Parkinson`s disease for example. For prevention, a fixed structure of the day, regular exercise and a balanced diet can be helpful.

Digital media can only absorb some of these effects as nothing can replace a real touch or a face- to -face talk.
Hence, the elderly as the ones with chronic illnesses and without being digital native are supposed to be most vulnerable. If people are integrated in a lively, manifold social network they better take care of themselves and by
experiencing the care of others the impact of isolation on their health is cushioned.

How to maintain this most efficiently during lock- down? Firstly, persons at risk, their relatives and friends have to sensitize each other to these facts and interrelations.

On the basis of a regular and open communication, the knowledge of each other`s sorrows and pain as well as medical complaints low-threshold service can be offered within the network before worsening takes place or maybe even professional healthcare has to be involved.

This is true for numerous problems of daily life that normally are trivial to solve like getting fresh supply of regular medication.

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you.
It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.

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Thinking about Christmas…

Read the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 12/ 2020- 1/2021:

«Thinking about Christmas…
Christmas time and the ending of the year does not mean a calm and relaxing time for emergency departments and prehospital emergency services.
In contrast, a multitude of patients has to be treated on top as their family doctors are closed. People do not know where else to address to and are uncertain although their sense of self maybe tells 
them that it is only a minor health problem.

It is not uncommon that especially at this specific time of the year these health issues are the physical mirror of stress or overwhelming expectations but also the result of less movement and a vast quantity of food.

Taking into account the pandemic situation this may become even more obvious this year. Preexisting illnesses like e.g. stomach problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or headaches could worsen. Family doctors do know their patients´ medical history and social situation very well.

They could value and treat their complaints that sometimes can even mimic severe health problems much more effective than doctors in the emergency setting who meet these patients for the first time.

In order to avoid the onset of physical complaints at all and therefore reduce workload of emergency medicine around Christmas it could be helpful if family members share their thoughts, fears and level of stress and take regular walks outside as well!»

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you.
It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.

Register for your World Medical Card subscription and download the app now

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ICD-10 codes and COVID-19

When you have your World Medical Card, the diagnoses you choose to put in to your card automatically codes to the WHO standard. The codes for COVID -19 have already been created in your World Medical Card so that you can keep track and document your COVID-19 tests if mandatory.

Read more in the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 11/12 2020:

«International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – ICD.

Most likely, a great amount of us already has recognized some strange alphanumeric codes on a hospital report. In most cases they appear just before the name of the illness one was diagnosed to have.  However, most people never question what they are for and where they come from.

Historically, these numbers were set up to make international statistics of the illnesses on the basis of which people died! This goes back to the 19th century.

Today, the ICD- code is the most accepted international classification system of illnesses and symptoms in general. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is in charge to frequently update the system.

Currently, we are dealing with the 10th version, but ICD-11 is on its way and will become effective with the beginning of 2022. Although there are some local modifications in several countries, the essence of the alphanumerical code is equally used.

To give you an example: someone who was treated for lower back pain will find the “M54.5” on his report and if you are suffering from high blood pressure “I10.9” should be written on yours.

If you already suffered from COVID 19 disease the ICD code for this is U07.1”.
There might be some extending digits e.g. defining the side.

Next to using it for statistic evaluation of the prevalence of illnesses, ICD codes can also be used to regulate the financial side of the health system as for a certain ICD code there is a certain payment that every hospital gets.
Find out more «

ICD KOder

With World Medical Card you do not need to worry about finding the right ICD-10 code. When you register your diagnosis the system is set up to identify and find the matching ICD-10 code. This secures you will be understood by medical personel all over the world.

The World Health Organizations ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 is already in, so you can easily register, keep track and document your COVID-19 test.
Register for your World Medical Card subscription and download the app now.

 

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