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Adequacy of risk classification protocols for COVID-19 to WHO guidelines: a proposed instrument

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  • Leandro Pereira Garcia Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Florianópolis, Florianópolis/SC, Brasil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8601-7166
  • Maria Cristina Antunes Willemann Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Florianópolis/SC – Brasil. Observatório COVID-19 BR.
  • Alexandra Crispim Boing Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Florianópolis/SC – Brasil. Observatório COVID-19 BR.
  • Fernanda Vargas Amaral Universidad de Málaga
  • Ana Cristina Vidor Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Florianópolis, Florianópolis/SC, Brasil
  • Patrícia Maria de Oliveira Machado Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana
  • Natália Moreira Departamento de Ciência Política, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Tatiane Cristina Moraes de Sousa Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública
  • Lorena Barberia Departamento de Ciência Política. Universidade de São Paulo
  • Jefferson Traebert Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina
  • Josimari Telino de Lacerda Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós-graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Florianópolis/SC – Brasil. Observatório COVID-19 BR.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1208

Keywords:

Coronavirus Infections, Risk Analysis, World Health Organization, Government

Abstract

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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Posted

2020-09-21 — Updated on 2020-09-21

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Health Sciences