Integration of Research, Public Health, and Hospital Interventions as a Successful Model for Controlling COVID-19 Pandemic: A Perspective

  • Mohammad Hassan Emamian 1 1. Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1994-1105
  • Reza Chaman 2 2. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4486-8971
  • Ahmad Khosravi 2 2. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1106-3782
  • Hossein Sheibani 3 3. Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1632-0511
  • Ehsan Binesh 3 3. Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5700-450X
  • Hamid Vahedi 3 3. Clinical Research Development Unit, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3482-3457
  • Hamid Reza Khajeha 1 1. Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
  • Fariba Zare 4 4. Center for Health-Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7326-1151
  • Mohammad Saeidi 1 1. Ophthalmic Epidemiology Research Center, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.
  • Marzieh Rohani-Rasaf 2* 2. Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7945-7542

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a serious health problem in most countries in the last few months, with every country adopting different preventive and therapeutic measures based on their specific circumstances. The epidemic began in Iran on February 19, 2020, and gradually spread across the country. The epidemic extent varies, and different preventive and therapeutic measures are taken in Iran. Shahroud and Miami Counties, covered by the Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, have experienced the highest incidence of COVID-19 in Iran. However, the epidemic is well controlled by integrating the activities of the health, treatment, and research sectors and using information technology and a proprietary software application. This model can be thus studied as a successful experience.

Keywords: COVID-19, Control, Successful model, Iran

Published
Dec 26, 2021
How to Cite
EMAMIAN 1, Mohammad Hassan et al. Integration of Research, Public Health, and Hospital Interventions as a Successful Model for Controlling COVID-19 Pandemic: A Perspective. International Journal of Health Studies, [S.l.], dec. 2021. ISSN 2423-6594. Available at: <https://ijhs.shmu.ac.ir/index.php/ijhs/article/view/935>. Date accessed: 26 jan. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22100/ijhs.v0i0.935.
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