Changes in healthcare managing COVID and non–COVID-19 patients during the pandemic: striking the balance

Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Saeed S. Al-Yami, Daniele Rigamonti

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Abstract

Following the emergence of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, healthcare organizations began concentrating on the preparation for and management of the surge of COVID-19 cases while trying to protect the healthcare workers and other patients from getting COVID-19. Changing the way people work requires innovative approaches and questioning some long-held medical practices. There are multiple factors contributing to the apparent reduced utilization of healthcare services to non–COVID-19 patients. The current world crisis is highlighting the need of re-engineering the way we deliver inpatient and outpatient health care, including bolstering social support, in order to be prepared when the next calamity will present itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115147
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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