Adequacy of risk classification protocols for COVID-19 to WHO guidelines: a proposed instrument
Keywords:Coronavirus Infections, Risk Analysis, World Health Organization, Government
Objective: This article proposes to create an instrument to analyze the adequacy of risk classification protocols for COVID-19 to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and analyzes the protocol used by Santa Catarina. Method: The descriptive research was composed of three parts: 1) extraction of information regarding risk analysis and COVID-19 from WHO documents; 2) elaboration of an instrument to analyze the adequacy of risk classification protocols for COVID-19 to the WHO guidelines; 3) application of the instrument to the protocol used in the state of Santa Catarina. Results: Five WHO documents were reviewed. The built instrument included five dimensions: risk assessment itself, exposure assessment, context assessment, risk characterization and reliability. Partial information regarding the risk assessment itself and reliability was found in the Santa Catarina government protocol. No information was found regarding the other dimensions. Discussion: The mismatch between the matrix used by the state of Santa Catarina and the WHO risk analysis guidelines is huge. Thus, without an adequate analysis of these factors, the entire strategy for implementing actions can be compromised, exposing the population of the state to risk.
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Copyright (c) 2020 Leandro Pereira Garcia, Maria Cristina Antunes Willemann, Alexandra Crispim Boing, Fernanda Vargas Amaral, Ana Cristina Vidor, Patrícia Maria de Oliveira Machado, Natália Moreira, Tatiane Cristina Moraes de Sousa, Lorena Barberia, Jefferson Traebert, Josimari Telino de Lacerda
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