Special Issue "Healthcare System Recovery Post COVID-19"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Coronaviruses (CoV) and COVID-19 Pandemic".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tony Smith
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Guest Editor
Centre for Leadership in Health and Social Care, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Interests: leadership dynamics and their impact in integrated health and social care teams
Dr. Sally Fowler-Davis
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Co-Guest Editor
Organisation in Health and Care, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Interests: measurement of health outcomes; measuring the quality and impact of services
Dr. George Lueddeke
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Co-Guest Editor
International One Health for One Planet Education Initiative (1 HOPE), Southampton, UK
Interests: medical education; educational transformation; innovation; leadership
Dr. Lorena Dini
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Co-Guest Editor
Working Group Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), Institute of General Practice, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: primary health care delivery from the health systems perspective; improving the quality of healthcare delivery
Dr. Katarzyna Czabanowska
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Co-Guest Editor
Department of International Health, Maastricht University, 6211 LK Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: public health workforce development; public health leadership; competence-based education and training

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Healthcare will focus on ‘Healthcare system recovery post COVID-19’.  Healthcare systems across the world have been put under enormous pressure throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. Not only have the direct effects of the coronavirus on morbidity and mortality consumed a large proportion of available resources, but they have also created knock-on effects regarding patient safety. The ability of healthcare systems to respond to other diseases such as cancer has been severely affected. The pandemic has also negatively impacted other areas of personal wellbeing, particularly mental health. Further, healthcare professionals have had to undertake unsustainable workloads over long periods, often without sufficient resources. This undoubtedly has led to significant challenges relating to staff health and wellbeing. This Special Issue aims to bring together evidence on these issues to generate solutions that will contribute to healthcare system recovery, resilience, and future sustainability as we gain control over the virus through vaccination programmes.

We welcome evidence-based articles that provide new insights into any of these connected issues, and can contribute not just to healthcare system recovery post COVID-19, but also to sustainable development for the future.

Dr. Tony Smith
Dr. Sally Fowler-Davis
Dr. George Lueddeke
Dr. Lorena Dini
Dr. Katarzyna Czabanowska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • health systems
  • public health systems
  • pandemic response
  • recovery
  • rehabilitation
  • resilience
  • sustainability
  • patient safety
  • workforce wellbeing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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