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Posts tagged as “healthcare policy”

Support system

I was admitted to the hospital for a total of six times, last year alone. That is an average of one admission for every couple of months. The admissions usually lasted a minimum of three days, and at one point lasted a maximum of eight days. Thankfully, I did not…

New normal in healthcare

We have all been confined to our homes for nearly six weeks now. Although we have not been out and about, we could all sense the sociocultural changes that are about to occur as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The way we live and the world as we knew…

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…

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