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Integration of Research, Public Health, and Hospital Interventions as a Successful Model for Controlling COVID-19 Pandemic: A Perspective
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  • Mohammad Hassan Emamian,
  • Reza Chaman,
  • Ahmad Khosravi,
  • Hossein Sheibani,
  • Ehsan Binesh,
  • Hamid Vahedi,
  • Hamid Reza Khajeha,
  • Fariba Zare,
  • Mohammad Saeidi,
  • Marzieh Rohani-Rasaf
Mohammad Hassan Emamian
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
Reza Chaman
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Ahmad Khosravi
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Hossein Sheibani
Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Ehsan Binesh
Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Hamid Vahedi
Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Hamid Reza Khajeha
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
Fariba Zare
Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Mohammad Saeidi
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
Marzieh Rohani-Rasaf
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a serious health problem in most countries in the last few months, with every country adopting different preventive and therapeutic measures based on their specific circumstances. The epidemic began in Iran on February 19, 2020 and gradually spread across the country. The epidemic extent varies, and different preventive and therapeutic measures are taken in Iran. Shahroud and Miami Counties, covered by the Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, have experienced a highest incidence of COVID-19 in Iran. However, the epidemic is well controlled by integrating the activities of the health, treatment, and research sectors and using information technology and a proprietary software application. This model can be thus studied as a successful experience.