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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 to Community Hospitals in Singapore
  • Lifeng Tan,
  • Fe Marie Curameng,
  • Linus Chua
Lifeng Tan
Alexandra Health Pte Ltd
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Fe Marie Curameng
National University Health System
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Linus Chua
National University Health System
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Abstract

COVID-19 is a global pandemic with extensive community spread in many countries. Community hospitals (CHs) have an important role to play in offloading patients from acute hospitals and providing a longer period of rehabilitation and convalescence. Patients in CHs tend to have more chronic medical issues and are older in age and are hence particularly vulnerable should COVID-19 spread in such facilities. As such measures have to be put in place to protect this group and we share the practices put in place by CHs in Singapore in response to COVID-19.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

01 Jun 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
03 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
03 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned