Coronavirus scenario planning

The novel coronavirus poses significant clinical and operational challenges for hospital leaders. As projections about the severity and duration of global and domestic outbreaks evolve, leaders in the U.S. should look to early experiences in China, Italy, and Seattle to prepare. In each of these geographies, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities saw a rapid surge in diagnosed cases—resulting in a strain on critical care capacity and the health care work force, quick depletion of essential protection and prevention supplies, and growth in the number of avoidable deaths.

Coronavirus scenario planning
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