The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis that occurred around the world and resulted in a large number of infections and deaths. As of September 2020, it was estimated that the Covid-19 pandemic had killed 976,000 people worldwide, healthcare facilities were burdened with containing this pandemic and made great efforts to treat and protect people, but in turn the focus on containing the pandemic led to many side effects, one of these effects is death from causes other than Covid-19. During the pandemic, people were afraid to visit hospitals to avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus, and hospitals were under great pressure due to the huge number of patients infected with virus COVID-19 which resulted in excessive deaths from causes other than Covid-19, in addition, some countries around the world suffer from delays in reporting it. In United States, between 2019 and 2022, the deaths rate increased in all ethnic disparities in all-cause mortality, the excessive death due to non-covid-19 was 20%. Also, in Brazil deaths from cardiovascular disease increased in less developed cities because of healthcare collapse. Many countries reported that the common reason for non-covid deaths was cardiovascular diseases and Stroke. In UK, deaths from non-covid-19 during 2020 increased by 10.9% compared with 2017.
Analysing the readiness and response of hospitals and their ability to provide the necessary health care during the pandemic period is important in order to measure their preparedness for future crises. The research purpose is to study the impact of the pandemic on the mortality rate of non-Covid-19 patients for the period from March 2020 to December 2020. In addition, this study aims to evaluate the effects of the pandemic on excess mortality of non-Covid19 patients and how policy makers can prevent this problem in the future. The results will help public health decision makers formulate policies and decisions aimed at community health and national stability. In addition, the results will show the impact of the pandemic on deaths in the UAE and its ability to manage crises. For this purpose, the data were obtained from the Emirates Healthcare Services (EHS) in UAE for this purpose. To analyse the data and find out the difference in non-Covid-19 deaths during the pandemic compared with last two years, Time series analysis method will be used in this research.
The analysis showed that the number of non-Covid-19 deaths increased significantly during the pandemic compared to the pre-pandemic period. Demographic factors such as age, sex, and nationality were important predictors of the likelihood of death. Patient admissions decreased significantly in all departments (inpatient, outpatient and accident and emergency) during the pandemic period. However, there was a negative association between the monthly number of non-Covid-19 deaths and the monthly number of outpatients and accident & emergency patients, but no significant relationship between the monthly number of non-Covid-19 deaths and the monthly number of inpatients.
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Alhammadi, Hanadi, "The impact and severity of non-covid-19 illnesses during covid-19 pandemic" (2023). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from