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Assessing the hospital surge capacity of the Kenyan health system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic will test the capacity of health systems worldwide and especially so in low- and middle-income countries. The objective of this study was to assess the surge capacity of the Kenyan of the Kenyan health system in terms of general hospital and ICU beds in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We assumed that 2% of the Kenyan population get symptomatic infection by SARS-Cov-2 based on modelled estimates for ... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0236308

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5793-7177
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ORCID:
0000-0002-0547-8762
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Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9543-8360
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS One More from this journal
Volume:
15
Issue:
7
Article number:
e0236308
Publication date:
2020-07-20
Acceptance date:
2020-07-03
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
32687538
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1123456
Local pid:
pubs:1123456
Deposit date:
2020-11-18

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