Africa’s critical care capacity before COVID-19

Keywords: Africa's critical care capacity, COVID-19

Abstract

Critical care capabilities in affluent countries have been overwhelmed by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Data from the African Surgical Outcomes Study (ASOS)1 suggests that this critical care crisis will be significantly worse in Africa.

The full article is available at https://doi.org/10.36303/SAJAA.2020.26.3.2431

Author Biographies

E T Ayebale, University of Washington

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, United States of America

N J Kassebaum, University of Washington

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, United States of America

A M Roche, University of Washington

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, United States of America

B M Biccard, University of Cape Town

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa

Published
2020-06-02
Section
Research Letter