MADRID, November 25 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Internal medicine specialists treated 80 percent of the non-critical hospitalized patients who suffered KOVID-19, said the president of the Spanish Association of Internal Medicine (SEMI), Ricardo Gomez Huelgas, at his 41st Congress gathers 2,200 internists.
“The response to the care and research of internists in the KOVID-19 pandemic is absolutely exemplary. Internal medicine has treated, without rest, about 80 percent of KVID-19 patients hospitalized in Spain and started in record time, the POLU-KOVID registry, one of the largest in Europe, “he said.
In addition, he stressed that “there is an absolute need to have a cross-sectional, multi-purpose specialty with a comprehensive patient type, such as Internal Medicine. “The pandemic was also a way of claiming to be a specialty,” he said. Finally, he reaffirmed that progress must be made towards a “more friendly, cooperative, interdisciplinary, open and connected hospital structure with the person and with the socio-sanitary resources and primary health care”.
Dr. Antonio Zapatero, internist, former President of CEMI and Deputy Minister of Public Health and COVID-19 Plan of the Regional Ministry of Health in Madrid, noted that the first case of COVID-19 in Madrid dates back to February 25 and that Ten days later opening, more than 1,300 patients have already been admitted. “Growth has been exponential,” he added. More than 1,300 beds were installed and patients were divided into four groups. 392 doctors worked at the hospital. The median age of hospitalized patients was 53.05 years, with concomitant diseases (mainly hypertension, diabetes, and COPD, in that order). The average stay was 6.4 days. A total of 3,812 patients were treated.
In total, 392 doctors, 436 nurses and 357 TCAE are involved in IFEMA Hospital. The total number of professionals who have provided services to IFEMA is 1,207. There were 7 clinical sessions, the Commission for Clinical Pharmacy started, five clinical trials were made and 4 publications were made about the experience of IFEMA Hospital, along with others that are ongoing.