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COVID-19: Telemedicine clinic urgently needed for high-risk, chronically ill patients

A systematic review and meta-analysis, which included eight (8) studies of lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections and a total of 46248 infected patients from hospitals in China, has found that underlying disease, including hypertension, respiratory system disease and cardiovascular disease, may be risk factors for severe COVID-19 infection (1). It is crucial…

COVID-19: what about outpatients?

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Malaysia have more than quadrupled over the past week and is expected to continue increasing exponentially. There are 190 new cases reported yesterday (80% increase over 24 hours), bringing the grand total to 428. Only 42 cases (10%) have fully recovered and discharged…

ED congestion: what gives?

I landed myself in an Emergency Department (ED) again several weeks ago because of acute cardiorespiratory symptoms. I was so close to not presenting myself to the ED that day just because it was a Saturday afternoon, right at the beginning of the flu season. Having analysed ED attendance pattern…

Critical allowance annulment

When I first started in healthcare administration five years ago, there was a great emphasis on doing more with less from the ministry. At that time, anyone who mentions it in their speech never fails to get a round of applause from the audience. The pursuit of operational efficiency sounded…

Waiting time data manipulation

I wrote an article about perceived waiting time a few months ago. It is my top 5 most viewed post in 2019. I must say I am amazed at the number of readers who are interested to read about waiting time. On top of that, there were so many helpful…

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