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COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis of Health Systems: The Experience of the Apulia Cancer Network and of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari

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IRCCS Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Inter-Institutional Department of Oncology, Apulian Cancer Network, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Scientific Direction-IRCCS Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy
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General Direction-IRCCS Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2763; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082763
Received: 4 April 2020 / Revised: 14 April 2020 / Accepted: 15 April 2020 / Published: 16 April 2020
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a new disease caused by a novel virus characterized by rapid human-to-human transmission and named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronoavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) a pandemic. In terms of this ongoing international scenario, we report the situation in Apulia, a region of southern Italy that, as of April 2, has not yet been overwhelmed by this health emergency. In particular, we consider the care models that have been adopted, especially those that manage the requests of cancer patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; health system; cancer patient COVID-19; pandemic; health system; cancer patient
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Silvestris, N.; Moschetta, A.; Paradiso, A.; Delvino, A. COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis of Health Systems: The Experience of the Apulia Cancer Network and of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2763. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082763

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Silvestris N, Moschetta A, Paradiso A, Delvino A. COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis of Health Systems: The Experience of the Apulia Cancer Network and of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(8):2763. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082763

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Silvestris, Nicola, Antonio Moschetta, Angelo Paradiso, and Antonio Delvino. 2020. "COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis of Health Systems: The Experience of the Apulia Cancer Network and of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Istituto Tumori “Giovanni Paolo II” of Bari" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 8: 2763. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082763

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