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The silent effect of COVID-19 on emergency departments: How to avoid complacency?

Mor Saban1, Tal Shachar2
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2020.0035
Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):224-226.
  1. The Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, 199 Aba Khoushy Ave, 3498838 Haifa, Israel
  2. The Azrieli faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel

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Disaster Emerg Med J 2020;5(4):224-226.


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Mor Saban
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