Urgent surgical presentations during the coronavirus pandemic: an Australian perspective.
Reuben J Chen, Carla Gillespie, Karishma Jassal, Matthew D Read, James C Lee
ANZ J Surg | Wiley | Published : 2020
In recent times, the world has united in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Whilst the direct impact of COVID-19 has been clearly evident, its ramifications on outcomes for non- COVID-19 patients will not be completely elucidated until long after it has been contained. As the world grapples with this novel coronavirus, the last few months have seen governments and policymakers shift resources to address the pandemic. With telehealth replacing face-to-face consultations, cancellation of elec- tive surgery, whittling down of medical teams and staff redeploy- ment to supplement critical care sectors, the resolve to contain COVID-19 has been unmistakable. In taking these prep..View full abstract