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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-69

Hospital response plan for the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, during the pandemic of COVID-19


1 Department of Emergency, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre; Municipal Health Department of Porto Alegre, Support Team for Hospital Affairs, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2 Department of Emergency, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of International Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Christina Bloem
Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of International Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJAM.IJAM_66_20

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The objective of this article is to describe the response of the hospitals of the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, in reference to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) up to the present moment. Data collected from publicly available case information from the municipal department of health database were compiled and public health measures were described. Based on the current information, Porto Alegre's slope of the curve for COVID-19 in Porto Alegre appears to be flattened, and may be correlated with the implementation of social distancing and other measures taken in the city. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Systems-Based Practice.


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