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Health services provision of 48 public tertiary dental hospitals during the COVID-19 epidemic in China
Yang Yang.
Zhou Yin.
Liu Xiaoqiang.
Tan Jianguo.
Acceso Abierto
Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas
10.1007/s00784-020-03267-8
ObjectivesTo assess the status of health services provision of public tertiary dental hospitals during the COVID-19 epidemic in China and to evaluate the regional difference of telehealth.Materials and methodsThe health services provision of public tertiary dental hospitals in China mainland during the COVID-19 epidemic was inquired. The status of non-emergency dental services, emergency dental services, and online professional consultation and the hospitals’ geographical distribution were recorded and analyzed.ResultsAll the 48 public tertiary dental hospitals suspended general non-emergency dental treatment while providing emergency dental services only. Ninety percent of them notified the change of dental services online, and 69% of them offered free online professional consultations. The penetration rate of online technology was significantly higher in the eastern region than that of the central and western regions.ConclusionsThere was a significant change in the health service provision of Chinese public tertiary dental hospitals during the COVID-19 epidemic and wider use of telehealth in the eastern region.Clinical relevanceThis report demonstrated that dental health services were significantly affected by the COVID-19 epidemic in China, which might lead to a long-time impact on dental care in the future.
Clinical Oral Investigations
2020
Artículo
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00784-020-03267-8.pdf
Inglés
VIRUS RESPIRATORIOS
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