Torres AE, Ozog DM, and Hruza GJ. Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Dermatology Practice Changes. Dermatol Clin 2021; 39(4):587-597.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dermatology practice cannot be overstated. At its peak, the pandemic resulted in the temporary closure of ambulatory sites as resources were reallocated towards pandemic response efforts. Many outpatient clinics have since reopened and are beginning to experience a semblance of pre-pandemic routine, albeit with restrictions in place. We provide an overview of how COVID-19 has affected dermatology practice globally beginning with the rise of teledermatology. A summary of expert recommendations that shape the "new normal" in various domains of dermatology practice, namely, dermatology consultation, procedural dermatology, and phototherapy, is also provided.
Medical Subject Headings
Ambulatory Care Facilities; COVID-19; Dermatology; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Office Visits; Primary Health Care; Skin Diseases; Telemedicine