COVID-19 substantially reduces endoscopy procedures worldwide

New data revealed a substantial decrease in endoscopy procedures around the world of more than 80% during the COVID-19 pandemic.“COVID-19 has had a significant impact on procedure volumes,” Prateek Sharma, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, told Healio Gastroenterology. “The use of appropriate [personal protective equipment (PPE)] is key in keeping infection rates low in healthcare providers. Significant back logs should be anticipated.”Sharma and colleagues sent a web-based survey developed by the World Endoscopy OrganizationRead More

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