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Patient, surgeon, and health care worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hölscher AH. Patient, surgeon, and health care worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ann Surg. 2021;274(5):681-687. doi: 10.1097/sla.0000000000005124.

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November 3, 2021
Hölscher AH. Ann Surg. 2021;274(5):681-687.

In 2020, the World Health Organization prioritized healthcare worker safety as a way to maintain patient safety. This article describes several initiatives aimed at protecting surgeons, patients and healthcare workers implemented since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.