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Table 3 Strategy for resuming elective surgery in 4 phases according to patient age, comorbidities, type of surgery and length of hospital stay

From: COVID-19 - ESSKA guidelines and recommendations for resuming elective surgery

Priority1234
ScenarioABCDEFGH
Patient age<  60<  60All agesAll ages<  60<  60All agesAll ages
SurgeryMini-invasiveMini-invasiveMini invasive and open surgeryMini invasive and open surgeryMini-invasiveMini-invasiveMini invasive and open surgeryMini invasive and open surgery
Length of stayMaximum 3 daysMaximum 3 daysMaximum 3 daysMaximum 3 daysAllAllAllAll
ComorbiditiesNoneNoneNoneNoneNone / ExistingNone / ExistingExistingExisting
Covid-19No risk detected / Potentially recoveredInfected / With symptomsNo risk detected / Potentially recoveredInfected / With symptomsNo risk detected / Potentially recoveredInfected / With symptomsNo risk detected / Potentially recoveredInfected / With symptoms
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