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.

Scichilone N., Basile L., Battaglia S., Benfante A., Fonte R., Gambino F., et al. (2020). Management of suspected COVID-19 patients in a low prevalence region. CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE, 17, 1-4 [10.1177/1479973120961843].

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

Scichilone N.
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Battaglia S.;Benfante A.;Fonte R.;Gambino F.;Marino S.;Poma S.;Principe S.;Salamone G.;Zammuto M.
2020

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.
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Scichilone N., Basile L., Battaglia S., Benfante A., Fonte R., Gambino F., et al. (2020). Management of suspected COVID-19 patients in a low prevalence region. CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE, 17, 1-4 [10.1177/1479973120961843].
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