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dc.contributor.authorKhorram-Manesh, Amir
dc.contributor.authorCarlström, Eric
dc.contributor.authorHertelendy, Attila J.
dc.contributor.authorGoniewicz, Krzysztof
dc.contributor.authorCasady, Carter B.
dc.contributor.authorBurkle, Frederick M.
dc.identifier.citationKhorram-Manesh, A., Carlström, E., Hertelendy, A. J., Goniewicz, K., Casady, C. B., & Burkle, F. M. (2020). Does the prosperity of a country play a role in COVID-19 outcomes?. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study aims to clarify the association between prosperity and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outcomes and its impact on the future management of pandemics. Methods: This is an observational study using information from 2 online registries. The numbers of infected individuals and deaths and the prosperity rank of each country were obtained from and the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index, respectively. Results: There is a combination of countries with high and low prosperity on the list of COVID-19-infected countries. The risk of the virus pandemic seems to be more extensive in countries with high prosperity. A Spearman’s rho test confirmed a significant correlation between prosperity, the number of COVID-19 cases, and the number of deaths at the 99% level. Conclusion: New emerging pandemics affect all nations. In order to increase the likelihood of successfully managing future events, it is important to consider preexisting health security, valid population-based management approaches, medical decision-making, communication, continuous assessment, triage, treatment, early and complete physical distancing strategies, and logistics. These elements cannot be taught on-site and on occasion. There is a need for innovative and regular educational activities for all stakeholders committed to safeguarding our future defense systems concerning diagnostic, protection, treatment, and rehabilitation in pandemics, as well as other emergencies.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleDoes the prosperity of a country play a role in COVID-19 outcomes?en_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. 2020.en_US
dc.source.journalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparednessen_US

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