Fig. 1: Present and improved model for reorganization of healthcare services affected by COVID-19. | Eye

Fig. 1: Present and improved model for reorganization of healthcare services affected by COVID-19.

From: Reorganize and survive—a recommendation for healthcare services affected by COVID-19—the ophthalmology experience

Fig. 1

Under the present or non-pandemic model, the healthcare institutions continue using the staff at usual capacity, thus risking a large percent of all infected (red curve (*)) being healthcare workers (green curve (#)), and even a larger number of them being placed in quarantine or incapable to work. Under the improved or pandemic model, dividing the staff in two halves is recommended, each working separately in a working cycle equal to the incubation period of the infection: first half of the staff works in the hospitals or healthcare provider units, while the second half remains home in isolation or under reduced social activity, providing support and telemedicine services, and vice versa.

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