When fear backfires: Emergency department accesses during the Covid-19 pandemic

•We analyse accesses to ED of a large university hospital during COVID19 pandemic.•Accesses have sharply decreased since the onset, for any triage code.•ED was responsive to the crisis: median waiting time increased only marginally.•Fear of contamination delayed accesses; patients may have suffered...

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Volume: 124
Main Author: Garrafa, Emirena
Levaggi, Rosella
Miniaci, Raffaele
Paolillo, Ciro
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: CLARE Elsevier B.V 01.12.2020
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
published in: Health policy (Amsterdam) Vol. 124; no. 12; pp. 1333 - 1339
ORCID: 0000-0002-6018-1283
Data of publication: December 2020
ISSN: 0168-8510
1872-6054
EISSN: 1872-6054
Discipline: Public Health
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