Staged Stratification of Minor Gynecological Procedures in COVID-19 Era: Postpone or Proceed?Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2020-08-05
Authors : I Gde Sastra Winata; I Nyoman Herlan Maharaga;
Page : 552-554
Keywords : staged stratification; minor procedures; gynecology; COVID-19;
Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic requires indispensable improvement in healthcare response scale involving maintenance of hospital-based services while preparing for high-acuity care for infected individuals simultaneously. Management of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and adequate resources reallocation are vital to protect patients and healthcare workers alike. Every hospital and healthcare system needs to evaluate its capability and capacity in facing this challenge in the light of emergency surgical services principles and select guidance to formulate decision-making strategies. Effective strategy by tiered reduction of surgical cases through multidisciplinary approach along with the utilization of structured risk category assessment scheme is universally applicable in a wide range of institutions. Prompt implementation of this strategy is expected to facilitate optimal delivery of minor gynecological procedure services.
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