At July 25, 2020, WHO had recorded more than 16.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1% of them developed critical illness. These patients can experience rapid progression to profound hypoxemia and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Some patients, despite receiving lung-protective ventilation and maximal medical therapy, develop refractory hypoxemia, rendering candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support.
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This novel health programme at primary level in Chile aims at connecting international migrants to the formal health care system. This is a unique study that designs, implements and evaluates this low-cost initial health care plan for recently arrived immigrants in the country in the borough of Santiago.