Publication of Kuressaare Hospital coronavirus audit delayed until autumn ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Kuressaare Hospital
Kuressaare Hospital Source: Margus Muld/ERR

The Estonian Health Insurance Fund's audit of the work of Kuressaare Hospital during the emergency situation, which was due to be published at the end of May, has been postponed until the end of summer or in the autumn.

The fund started its audit on the treatment of coronavirus patients at Kuressaare Hospital on April 20. The hospital was required to submit all medical records and medical records, which were compared by the fund with both the medical staff and the hospital's own treatment guidelines and the latest scientific articles on coronavirus treatment.

Initially, the fund's audit was due to be completed by the end of May. At the end of May, however, it became clear the doctors in the auditing workgroup evaluating the medical records, needed more time than anticipated because the work was carried out alongside other work. The deadline was then pushed back to pre-Midsummer.

But the fund has now announced the conclusions will not be published until the end of the summer or in the autumn.

A summary of results will be presented to the audit committee on June 25, as it has not been possible to convene before. The commission will then draw conclusions and recommendations.

Evelin Trink, the EHIF's communication manager, said: "Once their work is done, the results will first be presented to Kuressaare Hospital and then we can talk about publicity, it will probably be at the end of the summer or in the autumn."

The EHIF's audit team consists of six people: two from the Northern Medical Board, two from the Southern Medical Board and two from the Infectious Diseases Association. The medical doctors of the Health Insurance Fund worked with the medical documents.

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