General surgery and COVID‑19: review of practical recommendations in the first pandemic phase

In March, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The absence of previous knowledge of COVID-19 has made decision-making difficult for all in health care, including surgical departments. We reviewed the management recommendations for surgical activity and changes to surgical practice, identifying concordances and discrepancies, based on the literature published in the early phase of the pandemic.

General surgery and COVID‑19: review of practical recommendations in the first pandemic phase
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