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COVID-19 Pandemic and Telephone Triage before Attending Medical Office: Problem or Opportunity?

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphological and Functional Imaging, Messina University, 1-98100 Messina, Italy
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Medicina 2020, 56(5), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56050250
Received: 14 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 20 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Health: Economic and Psychological–Behavioral Implications)
During the COVID-19 emergency, the medical operating protocols have been largely modified for reducing any type of contamination risk, for working in a safe way and for making the patient feel in a safe environment. Telemedicine, smart phones and apps could represent important devices for the community, in order to prevent virus trasmission and to perform quick diagnosis and management at medical offices. This manuscript could be useful for clinicians with regard to the current state of the effectiveness of the telephone triage in this COVID-19 epidemic period. Therefore, it could be an important starting point for future perspectives about telemedicine and virtual patient management. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; virus; epidemiology; infection risk; telemedicine COVID-19; virus; epidemiology; infection risk; telemedicine
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Cervino, G.; Oteri, G. COVID-19 Pandemic and Telephone Triage before Attending Medical Office: Problem or Opportunity? Medicina 2020, 56, 250.

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