Management of suspected COVID-19 patients in a low prevalence region

Alida Benfante, Nicola Scichilone, Salvatore Battaglia, Francesco Gambino, Giovanni Salamone, Marta Maria Zammuto, Roberto Fonte, Sonia Poma, Stefania Marino, Stefania Principe

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Abstract

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 infection among population has imposed a re-organization of healthcare services, aiming at stratifying patients and dedicating specific areas where patients with suspected COVID-related respiratory disease could receive the necessary health care assistance while waiting for the confirmation of the diagnosis of COVID-19 disease. In this scenario, the pathway defined as a “grey zone” is strongly advocated. We describe the application of rules and pathways in a regional context with low diffusion of the infection among the general population in the attempt to provide the best care to respiratory patients with suspected COVID-19. To date, this process has avoided the worst-case scenario of intra-hospital epidemic outbreak.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-4
Numero di pagine4
RivistaChronic Respiratory Disease
Volume17
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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