The Impact of the Covid-19 Outbreak on Emergency Room Attendances of Surgical Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04338672|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 8, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Emergency Service, Hospital General Surgery||Other: COVID-19 Pandemic|
Since December 2019, when the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) spread throughout the world, data have been needed on the effects of the pandemic on various aspects of healthcare systems. Recommendations for social distancing and quarantine decrees made by local governments, alongside the general public fear from the spread of the virus, are presumed to have markedly affected the trends in hospitals visits. Understanding the exact nature of the effect is critical for better anticipating and preparing health systems in the event of future outbreaks and in the post outbreak period. Additionally, deferring hospitals visits can potentially put patients at increased risk for morbidity and mortality, especially in postsurgical patients. Evaluating the impact of the pandemic on patient volume can guide decision-making in future scenarios.
Previous infectious disease outbreaks have been shown to impact ED volumes: The US Hantavirus outbreak in 1993 led to a 2-fold increase in ED visits; Escherichia coli 0157:H7 outbreak in Washington state in 1993 increased ED visits by 17%; However, the 2003 SARS outbreaks in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Toronto reduced tertiary care ED visits by up to 47 percent.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||10000 participants|
|Official Title:||The Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Outbreak on Emergency Room Attendances of Surgical Patients at a Tertiary Medical Center|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 5, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 1, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 1, 2022|
Patients who presented to the emergency department at our medical institute Sheba Medical Center between January 1 - March 31 in 2020.
Other: COVID-19 Pandemic
Exposure: the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak
Pre Pandemic Period
Patients who presented to the emergency department at our medical institute Sheba Medical Center between January 1 - March 31 in the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019,
- Rates of emergency visits needing surgical consult [ Time Frame: January 1 - March 31 in the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ]
- The ratio of severe presentations to non-severe presentations [ Time Frame: January 1 - March 31 in the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ]
- The impact of age on ED attendance rates [ Time Frame: January 1 - March 31 in the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ]
- Differences in ED surgical visits (in terms of capacity and severity) of surgical patients depending on the presentation and the co morbidity [ Time Frame: January 1 - March 31 in the following years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ]
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|Contact: Roi Anteby, MDemail@example.com|
|Sheba Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Ramat Gan, Israel|
|Contact: Roi Anteby, MD +972545882207 firstname.lastname@example.org|