Making house calls when everyone's staying home: COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo

(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from University of Tsukuba have found that the share of calls to after-hours house call medical services for fever or cold symptoms decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo, but that the severity of symptoms in those patients was significantly increased. Use of such services could reduce the burden on hospitals and early detection could improve patient outcomes if hesitancy to seek treatment in a pandemic can be addressed.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news