research product . 2020

Considerations for planning COVID-19 treatment services in humanitarian responses

Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: BMC
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The 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 ...
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