COVID-19. The US Perspective, Atlanta
Abstract: Background: The COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019 quickly
stretched health care system across the globe. Mortalities, shortages in
health care system capacity, and lack of experience in similar
circumstances required innovation in the way health care is delivered.
Health care systems changed operating schedules, staff work pattern, and
how patients are cared for. The effects of these changes reached
patients, staff and training in different ways. Methods: We search the
Pubmed and EMBASE for articles related to COVID-19. We also searched
local e-mails and information provided to staff during the pandemic
Results: The COVID-19 pandemic affected organisations, patients and
staff. The organisation and staff had to adapt to the times to provide a
safe and appropriate service to our patients. Conclusion: The pandemic
challenged and changed the way we work as health care providers, and how
we train the future surgeons. Changes in the system was effective.