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Postponing Elective Procedures to Increase COVID-19 Healthcare Capacity   [open pdf - 163KB]

From the Overview: "The rapid spread of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in the United States indicates an imminent surge of health facility visits that could overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system. In preparation for this influx of patients, jurisdictions and institutions can start applying crisis standards of care (CSC) principles, which encourage suspending or postponing non-emergency or elective procedures in order to devote staff, time, supplies, and other resources to COVID-19 cases. Below are recent state policy actions, contextualized considerations, and resources to inform future policy decisions."

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2020-03-23
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: http://www.astho.org/
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