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ANALYSIS OF THE SERVICE PERFORMED BY TELESAÚDE-COVID IN A MUNICIPALITY OF MINAS GERAIS

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  • Brunnella Alcantara Chagas de Freitas Universidade Federal de Viçosa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7863-0681
  • Mara Rúbia Maciel Cardoso do Prado Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Luana Vieira Toledo Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Wilmara Lopes Fialho Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Lilian Fernandes Arial Ayres Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Sophia Leonel Almeida Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Thuany Caroline Souza e Silva Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Mirna Peçanha Brito Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Andréia Guerra Siman Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Deíse Moura de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Viçosa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-549720210036

Keywords:

SARS-CoV-2 infections, Telemedicine, Health care quality, access, and evaluation, Public health surveillance

Abstract

Objective: to analyze the sociodemographic and clinical profile of patients treated by the remote care service “Telessaúde-COVID” and the factors associated with positive results for COVID-19. Methods: an exploratory and analytical study, carried out based on the analysis of patient records treated by a remote care service called “Telessaúde-COVID”. Characteristics of the patients treated and variables related to the service's functioning were evaluated. Descriptive and inferential analysis was performed, using logistic regression. Results: 1,854 new patients were evaluated and an estimated 8,630 visits. There was a predominance of female patients (60.9%) and aged 20 to 59 years (75.9%). The most frequent signs and symptoms were: headache (41.8%), cough (33.3%) and runny nose (30.0%). Of the total number of patients, 66.4% were reported as suspected cases of COVID-19 and 14.5% had a positive result for COVID-19. The age of 60 years or more was more frequent among confirmed cases (26.6%). Most patients (80.4%) did not require face-to-face assistance. The positive results for COVID-19 were associated with the age of the patients (OR 1,020; I.C.95% 1,007-1,032); home contact with a positive/suspected case (OR 1,902; I.C95% 1,178 - 3,070); presence of nausea/vomiting (OR 2,403; I.C.95% 1,148 - 5,029) and changes in smell (OR 2,827; I.C.95% 1,294-6,176). Conclusion:  Telehealth-COVID was relevant in the management and notification of cases attended, avoiding the search for face-to-face consultations without clinical indication. Among the suspected cases, positivity for COVID-19 was associated with the elderly, history of home contact, gastrointestinal and olfactory symptoms.

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Posted

05/28/2021

How to Cite

Freitas, B. A. C. de ., Prado, M. R. M. C. do ., Toledo, L. V. ., Fialho, W. L. ., Ayres, L. F. A. ., Almeida, S. L. ., Silva, T. C. S. e ., Brito, M. P. ., Siman, A. G. ., & Oliveira, D. M. de . (2021). ANALYSIS OF THE SERVICE PERFORMED BY TELESAÚDE-COVID IN A MUNICIPALITY OF MINAS GERAIS. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-549720210036

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Health Sciences

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