COVID-19 has affected the incomes of some health professionals by reducing demand for care and increasing expenditures for treatment preparedness.Read more “Compensating healthcare professionals for income losses and extra expenses during COVID-19”
The COVID-19 pandemic and long-term care: what can we learn from the first wave about how to protect care homes?
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated pre-existing problems in the long-term care sector.Read more “The COVID-19 pandemic and long-term care: what can we learn from the first wave about how to protect care homes?”
The organization and provision of ambulatory care, that is, care provided in an outpatient setting without admission to a hospital (including primary care and outpatient specialised care), has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more “How have countries restarted more routine ambulatory care activities during the COVID-19 pandemic?”
The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rapid rise in the use of remote consultations by telephone and video link.Read more “Keeping what works: remote consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals face the concurrent challenges of maintaining routine services while attending to COVID-19 patients.Read more “Restarting more routine hospital activities during COVID-19: approaches from six countries”
Managing health systems on a seesaw: balancing the delivery of essential health services whilst responding to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has put health systems and their ability to deliver health care services under strain.Read more “Managing health systems on a seesaw: balancing the delivery of essential health services whilst responding to COVID-19”
Health workers have been at the forefront of treating and caring for patients with COVID-19.Read more “How are countries supporting their health workers during COVID-19?”
What strategies are countries using to expand health workforce surge capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Finding ways to increase the surge capacity and flexibility of the health workforce has been fundamental to delivering an effective COVID-19 response.Read more “What strategies are countries using to expand health workforce surge capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic?”
Surveillance and monitoring systems are central to governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article focuses on assessing differences in mortality recording across countries and over time, to inform country comparisons.Read more “How comparable is COVID-19 mortality across countries?”
Contact tracing is an essential tool to support the transition back to normal life during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explores how 31 countries operate contact tracing, using data extracted from the COVID-19 Health Systems Response Monitor (HSRM).Read more “Effective contact tracing and the role of apps: lessons from Europe”