Table 2

Implementation of the guidelines in the different centres

Guidelines*Total centres, n=57 (%)University hospital centre, n=14 (%)High-capacity hospital centre, n=15 (%)Low-capacity hospital centre, n=28 (%)
1. Flow separation28 (49.1)7 (50.0)9 (60.0)12 (42.9)
2. Face covering mask48 (84.2)12 (85.7)13 (86.7)23 (82.1)
3. Specific triage area30 (52.6)8 (57.1)11 (73.3)11 (39.3)
4. Signage of high viral density areas53 (93.0)13 (92.9)15 (100)25 (89.3)
5. Specific sectors27 (47.4)9 (64.3)8 (53.3)10 (35.7)
6. Rapid transfers39 (68.4)10 (71.4)13 (86.7)16 (57.1)
7. Isolated route‡29 (53.7)9 (64.3)7 (46.7)13 (46.4)
  • *Definitions for each guideline can be found in the Introduction.

  • †Difference between university hospital centre and low-capacity hospital centre.

  • ‡EDs do not have an intensive care unit.