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Resource impact of managing suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome patients in a UK teaching hospital.

Veater, J and Wong, N and Stephenson, I and Kirk-Granger, H and Baxter, L F and Cannon, R and Wilson, S and Atabani, Sowsan and Sahota, A and Bell, D and Wiselka, M and Tang, J W (2017) Resource impact of managing suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome patients in a UK teaching hospital. The Journal of hospital infection, 95 (3). pp. 280-285. ISSN 1532-2939. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.

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Abstract

Clinical challenges exist in the management of hospitalized patients returning to the UK with potential Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, particularly with its clinical overlap with influenza, as demonstrated in this case-series and cost-analysis review of returning Hajj pilgrims. These patients were hospitalized with acute febrile respiratory illness, initially managed as potential MERS-CoV infections, but were eventually diagnosed with influenza. Additional costs were small, yet enhanced infection prevention measures created significant burdens on isolation rooms and staff time. Planning for predictable events such as Hajj is important for resource management. Here, in-house MERS-CoV diagnostic testing would have facilitated earlier diagnosis and discharge.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
Divisions: Clinical Support > Infectious Diseases
Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 13:27
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 13:27
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1281

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