Covid-19: postponements of care are piling up for other patients


Operations in unvaccinated patients are also postponed due to an increased risk of death in the postoperative period.

While the delay accumulated since spring 2020 has not yet been made up, hospital doctors are grimly welcoming a new wave of deprogramming. “We are currently canceling all surgical interventions requiring resuscitation which were scheduled until January 15, unless there is a risk to the patient’s life expectancy”, indicates Dr Didier Legeais, president of the National Union of French Urological Surgeons.

In Isère, where he works, winter trauma linked to mountain accidents adds to the pressure of the Covid. The transition from the white plan to level 4, the highest, led to the suspension of non-urgent surgical interventions: cataracts, hip or knee prosthesis, incontinence surgery, non-urgent tumor removal, etc. Operations in unvaccinated patients are also postponed due to an increased risk of death in the postoperative period. The possible “loss of chance” of patients …

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