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Anticoagulation clinic drive-up service during COVID-19 pandemic in Qatar

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posted on 2022-11-22, 21:14 authored by Eman Alhmoud, Osama Abdelsamad, Ezeldin Soaly, Rasha El Enany, Hazem Elewa

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic affecting many countries worldwide. Given the increasing incidence especially in elderly and individuals with comorbid conditions, it is advised by health authorities to stay home if possible, maintain social distancing and stay away from those who are sick or could be infected. Patients with comorbidities especially cardiovascular disease are at higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19 and have worse prognosis. Among efforts to safely manage warfarin patients during this pandemic, we introduced a hospital drive-up anticoagulation testing service. This service can reduce the risk of exposure of anticoagulation patients to COVID-19 by reducing the contact time with the different personnel at the hospital and by maintaining those patients at a safe distance from others

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Published in: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
See article on publisher's website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11239-020-02206-4

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  • English

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC

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  • 2020

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  • Qatar University

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