Hashmi PM1*, Verasiya S2 , Khawaja A2 , Malik N2 , Hashmi A2 , Saddruddin A2 and Noordin S2
1Department of Surgery Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine Service Line, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan 2 Department of Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine Service Line, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, PakistanFulltext PDF
Introduction: COVID-19 pandemic challenged the functioning of health care organization and shifted the focus on preventions, spread and treatment of COVID-19. The hospitals had to shut down outpatient clinics, and suspend elective surgeries. The hospital organizations had to spend for creation of COVID units and procurements of PPEs. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to analyze changes in terms of nursing care, functioning of inpatient areas, admissions, use of PPEs, and exposure of HCW to COVID-19 Disease. Materials and Methods: Data was collected over the period of 20 weeks from January 1st till May 31st, 2020 and time period was split into two halves of 10 weeks each, Pre-COVID and COVID era respectively. Following variables were recorded through a structured Performa; number of admissions, operations, number of days in COVID isolation, and daily censes patient nurse ratio, involvement of HCW, data of HCW and use of PPEs. The data was compared in two time periods Pre-COVID and COVID era. Wilcoxon rank sum test for two independent samples was used to assess the group difference and p value of ?c0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The admissions were reduced by 50% in COVID era (p
COVID era; Pre-COVID era; Health Care Workers (HCW); Inpatient; Outpatient clinics
Hashmi PM, Verasiya S, Khawaja A, Malik N, Hashmi A, Saddruddin A, et al. COVID-19: Transformation of Inpatient Health Care Services of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Service Line in a Tertiary Care Hospital of LMIC; Cross Sectional Study. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2978..