Non-COVID-19 Deaths in Times of Pandemic: Lessons Learned
Lodys Loreth López-Mosquera, Andrea Carolina Hurtado-Moreno, Faudy Jholey Puerta-Londoño, Valeria Vela-López, Lizeth Lorena Davila-Maya and Michael Gregorio Ortega-Sierra
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: March 31, 2022
The actual distribution of excess mortality throughout the world from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic remains a question mark. Deaths from COVID-19 and non-COVID causes, decompensation of previous illnesses, complications of acute illnesses, and loss of functional capacity due to progression of chronic and degenerative diseases have exacted an unparalleled toll on health care systems. Similarly, it has increased the global burden of disease and compromised the quality of human life in the m...
Effects of Workplace Configurations on Frontline Physiotherapists in Public and Private Hospitals in Brazil during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Rodrigo Gonçalves dos Santos, Arlindo Souza Amaral Neto, Mônica Ferreira da Silva, Paulo Victor Rodrigues de Carvalho and Alessandro Jatobá
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 18, 2022
The work of physiotherapists in handling Covid-19 patients depends on the severity of the patient condition. These workers rely on adequate workplaces, especially Intensive Care Units (ICU), where critical patients are handled. Private and public hospitals in Brazil dealt differently with the demands imposed by the Covid-19, and consequently, workers in public and private hospitals had to rely on distinct working conditions. Thus, this article aims to identify the possible risks, and the effects...
A Prescription Refill Intervention to Improve Patient and Physician Satisfaction
Daniel P. Dunham, MD, MPH and Christopher Cheney, MHA
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 17, 2022
Physician burnout has been increasing over the past decades. This phenomenon is found throughout the world and is multifactorial. Some causes are easily identified and treatable. Of the remedial causes, improved practice efficiency is one that deserves attention. Time spent directly with patients will always be a core component of health care. Provider time spent away from direct patient care is often a cause of frustration and should be minimized. High quality communication between patients and...