A Lazzati, M Raphael Rousseau, S Bartier, Y Dabi, A Challine, B Haddad, N Herta, E Souied, M Ortala, S Epaud, M Masson, N Salaün-Penquer, A Coste, C Jung

*Author details available on the publication

BJS Open, Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2021, zrab039, 
Published: 22 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on health care systems worldwide. Hospitals, in particular, have been overwhelmed by the massive influx of infected patients.

To cope with the burden of disease, hospital staff were reassigned and elective surgery was significantly delayed. Various countries implemented national containment […].

This study examined how the sudden disruption of usual health care during the containment period affected acute surgery.

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