BioScience Trends. 2022;16(2):163-166. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2022.01106)
An innovative two-wing model for balancing the demands of inpatients with COVID-19 and general medical service in a designated hospital for COVID-19 in Shenzhen, China
Liu X, Cao J, Ji Y, Li T, Zhu Z, Huang T, Lu H
Since COVID-19 was first reported in 2019, the pandemic has posed a great threat to human health. Due to its multiple transmission pathways and virus mutation, this epidemic may be protracted further, and it has already placed a heavy burden on healthcare systems. A strategy needs to be devised to address both needs for COVID-19 treatment and demands for general medical service. A two-wing model of hospital operation, which provides a safe treatment environment for patients, an On duty/On Standby work approach for medical staff, and a reliable surveillance system for hospital operation, is an effective management template to help achieve a balance between multiple demands for medical service in this new era of a long-term war against COVID-19.