Impact of COVID-19 on Geriatric Outpatient Dermatology in Indonesian Tertiary Hospital: A Retrospective Study
Keywords:COVID-19, dermatology, geriatrics, outpatients
AbstractBackground: COVID-19 has greatly affected global healthcare including dermatology. Geriatric as one of the key leading populations has a greater risk of mortality and severity in contracting COVID-19. However, the need of getting dermatology care in the outpatient clinics cannot be neglected. Data regarding profile of geriatric patients in outpatient clinic in Indonesia were sparse. Methods: retrospective study was conducted through electronic health record of Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. Several data were extracted and analyzed. Results: We collected 3256 geriatric patients presenting to dermatology outpatient clinic before pandemic, but only 1745 patients came to the clinic during the pandemic. There were changes in dominance of gender between the two eras. The most common diagnosis was dermatitis followed by infection. Conclusion: Although some changes were seen in pandemic era, type of registrant, diagnosis, procedures, comorbidities remained. This epidemiological study can serve as foundation for further study regarding geriatric population presenting with dermatology issues in COVID-19 era. A multi-center study could also be conducted in the future for more comprehensive knowledge.
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