IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE REGULARITY OF CHECK-UPS IN PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
The COVID–19 Outbreak has put the healthcare system under duress and disrupted the flow of care provided to chronic patients. The study aimed to observe if there was a decrease in the regularity of check-ups and identify the factors that played a role in this downfall such as healthcare access, monetary funds, fear of contracting the virus, and other lifestyle factors. The results showed that there was a decrease in the consistency of check-ups due to influence by the aforementioned factors. A cross-sectional study was done to do the same with the geography of the United Arab Emirates. To conclude, the healthcare system needs to find approaches to combat the shortcoming as that were faced during this pandemic in regards to the regularity of check-ups for chronic patients.
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