The Swiss approach to the COVID-19 outbreak

Am J Transplant. 2020 Jul;20(7):1935-1936. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15939. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Abstract

Angelico et al. described the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID‐19) outbreak on organ transplantation in Italy (1), where only one center in Milan has limited transplant activity to most urgent cases. The rest of the country continued with the regular allocation policy (1). In Switzerland, which has more COVID‐19 cases per capita than Italy (2), we have opted for a stepwise approach.

Keywords: critical care/intensive care management; editorial/personal viewpoint; epidemiology; guidelines; infection and infectious agents - viral; infectious disease; law/legislation; organ procurement and allocation; waitlist management.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Humans
  • Living Donors
  • Organ Transplantation / standards
  • Organ Transplantation / trends*
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Switzerland / epidemiology
  • Tissue Donors*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / standards
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / trends*