Management in Health, Vol 25, No 2 (2021)

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PUT POINTS OVER “i“: WHAT THE DOCTORS ARE FACING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?

Gabriel Cristian BEJAN, Ioana Veronica GRĂJDEANU, Anca Angela SIMIONESCU, Maria Alexandra STĂNESCU

Abstract


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of deaths and to several global changes and challenges, hampering everyone's access to health systems in developed countries. The health care system in Romania had periods in this pandemic in which it barely managed the daily cases during this pandemic. Physicians are an essential element for the effective response to public health crises. However, they are not immune to malady or death, stress and overtime, morbidity and mortality problems.

The medical staff remains at the base of the pyramid of the healthcare system, so weak during the pandemic. Medical staff need to be protected both mentally and physically, and this can be achieved by working together as a medical team. Continuous mask use in hospitals, advanced knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 infection transmission, the impact of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infections, optimizing triage systems, testing patients and vaccination faster outbreak alerts and responses.

 

Keywords: healthcare system, medical staff, COVID-19 pandemic

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