research product . Collection . 2021

Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on workflows and infection prevention strategies of endoscopy units in Hungary: a cross-sectional survey

Bor, Renáta; Szántó, Kata Judit; Fábián, Anna; Farkas, Klaudia; Szűcs, Mónika; Rutka, Mariann; Tóth, Tibor; Bálint, Anita; Milassin, Ágnes; Dubravcsik, Zsolt; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: figshare
  • Country: Hungary
Abstract Background Health care professionals in endoscopic labs have an elevated risk for COVID-19 infection, therefore, we aimed to determine the effect of current pandemic on the workflow and infection prevention and control strategies of endoscopy units in real-life setting. Methods All members of Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology were invited between 7 and 17 April 2020 to participate in this cross-section survey study and to complete an online, anonymous questionnaire. Results Total of 120 endoscopists from 83 institutes were enrolled of which 35.83% worked in regions with high cumulative incidence of COVID-19. Only 33.33% of them had undergone trainin...
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