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dc.contributor.authorGarry, S
dc.contributor.authorAbdelmagid, N
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, L
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, N
dc.contributor.authorde Waroux, OL
dc.contributor.authorIsmail, S
dc.contributor.authorRatnayake, R
dc.contributor.authorFavas, C
dc.contributor.authorLewis, E
dc.contributor.authorChecchi, F
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-18T22:45:23Z
dc.date.available2021-01-18T22:45:23Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-01
dc.date.submitted2021-01-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619819
dc.description.abstractThe COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to cause high morbidity and mortality in crisis-affected populations. Delivering COVID-19 treatment services in crisis settings will likely entail complex trade-offs between offering services of clinical benefit and minimising risks of nosocomial infection, while allocating resources appropriately and safeguarding other essential services. This paper outlines considerations for humanitarian actors planning COVID-19 treatment services where vaccination is not yet widely available. We suggest key decision-making considerations: allocation of resources to COVID-19 treatment services and the design of clinical services should be based on community preferences, likely opportunity costs, and a clearly articulated package of care across different health system levels. Moreover, appropriate service planning requires information on the expected COVID-19 burden and the resilience of the health system. We explore COVID-19 treatment service options at the patient level (diagnosis, management, location and level of treatment) and measures to reduce nosocomial transmission (cohorting patients, protecting healthcare workers). Lastly, we propose key indicators for monitoring COVID-19 health services.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBMCen_US
dc.rightsWith thanks to BMC.en_US
dc.titleConsiderations for planning COVID-19 treatment services in humanitarian responsesen_US
dc.identifier.journalConflict and Healthen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-18T22:45:24Z


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