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Impact of COVID-19 on Urology Practice in Saudi Arabia

Version 1 : Received: 10 August 2020 / Approved: 11 August 2020 / Online: 11 August 2020 (09:47:52 CEST)

How to cite: Alzahrani, M.; Alkhamees, M.; Almutairi, S.; Aljuhayman, A.; Alkhateeb, S. Impact of COVID-19 on Urology Practice in Saudi Arabia. Preprints 2020, 2020080261 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0261.v1). Alzahrani, M.; Alkhamees, M.; Almutairi, S.; Aljuhayman, A.; Alkhateeb, S. Impact of COVID-19 on Urology Practice in Saudi Arabia. Preprints 2020, 2020080261 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0261.v1).

Abstract

From the moment the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic disease, COVID-19 began to affect the lives of many healthcare providers worldwide. In response to this pandemic, urology departments and training residency programs implemented urgent measures to reduce outpatient clinics, adopted the use of telemedicine, regulated emergency and outpatient urological procedures, promoted the use of operating theatres, and developed the use of sustainable e-learning alternatives to traditional urology resident/staff educational activities. Here, we review the response of urologists in Saudi Arabia to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they applied both for the patients and for the healthcare of urologist personnel.

Subject Areas

Saudi Arabia; Urology; COVID-19; Telemedicine; Residency

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