A Tale of Two Countries: COVID-19 Policies, Practices, and Outcomes in South Korea and Italy

Published: 01 Apr 2020

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In this roundtable discussion Harriette Van Spall (McMaster University, Hamilton, CA) asks Dr Michele Senni (ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, IT) and Dr Duk-Woo Park (Asan Medical Center, Seoul, KR)about their experiences with the COVID-19 epidemic in Bergamo and Seoul. 
Discussion points
Isues surrounding pandemic and hospital preparedness
Mortality rates 
Approaches to population screening and infection control 
Processes of care and PPE to manage risk of nosocomial spread
Strategies to manage health care resource allocation in hospitals
The strain that this pandemic has placed on frontline providers
Filmed virtually from Canada, Italy and South Korea.