Reduction in Neurological Disease Hospitalization Rate During Covid-19 Pandemic in Abruzzo

ConclusionsDespite the severity of the diseases included in MDC 1 (i.e. ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage), a significant decline was detected in hospital admissions in Abruzzo. Subsequently, a high number of subjects might have not received the necessary health assistance leading to an increase in mortality and morbidity for these severe pathologies. Additionally, patients might have avoided seeking hospital care in response to the fear of contagion triggered either by media or as a result of the stay-at-home government recommendations.Key messagesAn alarming reduction in all types of hospitalizations for neurological diseases occurred over the first months of pandemic in Abruzzo.Greater management efforts are needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates associated with the reduced hospital admissions during the pandemic.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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