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Impact of lockdown on bed occupancy rate in a referral hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in northeast Brazil.
Braz J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep - Oct; 24(5):466-469.BJ

Abstract

Coronaviruses are known to be responsible for infections in humans since the 1960s and have accounted for epidemics in recent human history. More recently, in 2019, a disease caused by a new coronavirus appeared in China, in the province of Wuhan, with a characteristic of greater infectivity, called COVID-19, which has caused a new world pandemic. Considering the need to contain the advance in the number of cases, based on the high rate of transmissibility, several countries have adopted extreme social distancing measures, including the so-called 'lockdown'. Despite the socioeconomic side effects, the aforementioned measure reduced the progression of the pandemic in countries that adopted it. In Brazil, the state of Ceará was one of the first epicenters of the disease in the country and the state capital city of Fortaleza, on May 8, implemented the lockdown measure to contain the increase in the number of cases. It was then observed, in a tertiary hospital, which is a referral for COVID-19 cases, a decrease in the daily occupancy rate of beds reserved for the pandemic after the lockdown onset, evidencing that this measure leads to a sustainable reduction in bed occupation rates, thus preventing the collapse and overload in health services.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Ceará, Hospital do Coração de Messejana - Dr. Carlos Alberto Studart Gomes, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil; Universidade de Fortaleza, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Ceará, Hospital do Coração de Messejana - Dr. Carlos Alberto Studart Gomes, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Ceará, Hospital do Coração de Messejana - Dr. Carlos Alberto Studart Gomes, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Ceará, Hospital do Coração de Messejana - Dr. Carlos Alberto Studart Gomes, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.Universidade de Fortaleza, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. Electronic address: geraldobezerrajr@unifor.br.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32888904

Citation

Lino, Danielli Oliveira da Costa, et al. "Impact of Lockdown On Bed Occupancy Rate in a Referral Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Northeast Brazil." The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, vol. 24, no. 5, 2020, pp. 466-469.
Lino DODC, Barreto R, Souza FD, et al. Impact of lockdown on bed occupancy rate in a referral hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in northeast Brazil. Braz J Infect Dis. 2020;24(5):466-469.
Lino, D. O. D. C., Barreto, R., Souza, F. D., Lima, C. J. M., & Silva Junior, G. B. D. (2020). Impact of lockdown on bed occupancy rate in a referral hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in northeast Brazil. The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, 24(5), 466-469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjid.2020.08.002
Lino DODC, et al. Impact of Lockdown On Bed Occupancy Rate in a Referral Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Northeast Brazil. Braz J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep - Oct;24(5):466-469. PubMed PMID: 32888904.
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