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COVID 19 - The Swiss Perspective
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  • Juri Sromicki,
  • Martin Schmiady,
  • Francesco Maisano,
  • Carlos Mestres
Juri Sromicki
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Martin Schmiady
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Francesco Maisano
University Hospital Zurich
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Carlos Mestres
University Hospital Zurich
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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

31 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
31 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
02 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned

Abstract

The current COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on society and economy and represents one of the biggest challenges for healthcare systems all over the world. Reports from health-care-institutions in different countries show a variety of crisis exit strategies. Although experiences in handling of the pandemic have accumulated over the last 7 months, it is clear that measures to prevent a collapse of the health-care-systems have to be adapted to local political and socioeconomic structures. The aim of this review is to give insight in crisis exit strategies in Switzerland, highlighting the role and impact of COVID-19 in the field of cardiac surgery.