Table 2

Diagnostic activity (inpatient and outpatient): baseline activity (green), preparation period (amber), and during the COVID-19 lockdown (red). Percentage reduction refers to the change in data from the baseline period to the periods of lockdown

Interval datesPrior to
COVID-19 (baseline)
Preparation periodFirst month of COVID-19 lockdownSecond month of COVID-19 lockdown
21 Jan–20 Feb 202021 Feb–20 Mar 202021 Mar–20 Apr 202021 Apr–20 May 2020
nnn% reductionn% reduction
 IP ECHO778543445627
 OP ECHO349180127649274
Ambulatory ECG monitors17211646736860
  • CTCA, computed tomography coronary angiography; cTnT, cardiac troponin T; DSE, dobutamine stress echocardiogram; ECG, electrocardiogram; ECHO, echocardiogram; ETT, exercise tolerance test; NT-proBNP, N-terminal-pro B-type natriuretic peptide; TOE, transoesophageal echocardiogram.