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Comparing the Operational Strategies of South Korea and Israel’s Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing Centers and the Implications on Testing Capacity

Authors Kim E

Received 23 April 2020

Accepted for publication 5 July 2020

Published 16 July 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 821—823

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S259347

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Carotenuto


Edward Kim

Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Correspondence: Edward Kim
Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P.O. Box 653, Beer Sheva 8410501, Israel
Email contact@eddiewkim.com

Abstract: There is an increased need for mass testing in the setting of an emerging infectious disease pandemic to foster informed policymaking and improve public health outcomes. Drive-through testing centers have been employed with great success in South Korea and Israel. In highlighting the differences and examining the downstream implications of their logistical and operational strategies, this paper provides valuable insight on areas of improvement that can increase the capacity and efficiency of testing with drive-through testing centers.

Keywords: screening, pandemic, COVID-19, nCoV2019, SARS-CoV-2

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