Spatial analysis of the origin-destination flow of admissions for severe acute respiratory syndrome by COVID-19 in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro
Keywords:Covid-19, spatial analysis, health management, coronavirus infections
This study analyzed the intercity flow of SRAG admissions by COVID-19 in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. We identified 12,676 inter-municipal hospitalizations for COVID-19 involving the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. Among these admissions, 11,288 (89.0%) were residents of the RM, 87% were residents of other cities in the RM and hospitalized in the MRJ and 13% residents of the MRJ and hospitalized in other municipalities in the RM. There is a negative correlation between the distance between cities and the origin-destination flow (r=0.62, p<0.001). MRJ imports more SRAG admissions by COVID-19 than it exports. This study highlights the importance of care networks for more severe cases that mainly require specialized care.
Copyright (c) 2021 João Roberto Cavalcante, Diego Ricardo Xavier, Cleber Vinicius Brito dos Santos, Paula Cristina Pungartnik, Raphael Mendonça Guimarães
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