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Critical Care Surge Capacity in U.S. Hospitals: Strategies for Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open html - 0B]

From the Webpage: "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is straining U.S. hospital and health care systems. In late March 2020, the United States surpassed China as the country with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases. Experiences in New York City, an outbreak epicenter, show that there will likely be high demand for critical care resources across the United States in systems that already are strained at baseline. RAND researchers assembled a list of strategies to help U.S. hospitals create critical care surge capacity. The list was created using a review of scientific literature about past outbreaks and the current COVID-19 pandemic, a survey of frontline clinicians conducted in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians, and two roundtables conducted via teleconference with leading emergency and critical care physicians and public health and preparedness experts from around the country."

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