Central COVID-19 Coordination Centers in Germany: Description, Economic Evaluation, and Systematic Review [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Abstract: "During the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, Central COVID-19 Coordination Centers (CCCCs) have been established at several hospitals across Germany with the intention to assist local health care professionals in efficiently referring patients with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] infection to regional hospitals and therefore to prevent the collapse of local health system structures. In addition, these centers coordinate interhospital transfers of patients with COVID-19 and provide or arrange specialized telemedical consultations. [...] This study describes the establishment and management of a CCCC at a German university hospital."
2021 Nikolas Schopow, Georg Osterhoff, Nikolaus von Dercks, Felix Girrbach, Christoph Josten, Sebastian Stehr, Pierre Hepp. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/]
Public Health and Surveillance: https://publichealth.jmir.org/
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance (2021), v.7 iss.11