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With healthcare systems rapidly becoming overwhelmed and occupied by patients during a pandemic, effective and safe care for patients is easily compromised. During the course of the current pandemic, numerous treatment guidelines have been developed and published that have improved care for patients with COVID-19. Certain lessons have only been learned during the course of the outbreak, from which we can learn for future pandemics. This editorial aims to raise awareness about the importance of timely stockpiling of sufficient amounts of personal protection equipment and medications, adequate oxygen supplies, uninterrupted electricity, and fair locally adapted triage strategies.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.bja.2021.10.040

Type

Journal article

Journal

British journal of anaesthesia

Publication Date

15/11/2021

Addresses

Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; Department of Intensive Care, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: marcus.j.schultz@gmail.com.