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May 4, 2020

Weekly review: Covid-19 patients in their 30s and 40s are dying suddenly from strokes

Daily Briefing

    Ready to restart elective surgeries? Here are 3 steps to prioritize your services. (Monday, April 27)
    After weeks of delays, health system leaders are preparing to resume elective procedures, but they're facing supply, labor, and capacity constraints. Advisory Board's Lauren Lawton breaks down the factors organizations need to consider and the steps they need to take to effectively prioritize which procedures to restart.

    Covid-19 patients in their 30s and 40s are dying suddenly from strokes (Tuesday, April 28)
    Doctors throughout America are reporting that patients in their 30s and 40s with Covid-19 are experiencing strokes at a higher rate than non-Covid-19 patients in their age group. Advisory Board's Alice Thornton Bell notes that while the new data is "scary," it highlights the importance of accessing stroke care quickly.

    Contact tracing is key to reopening America. But how does it actually work? (Wednesday, April 29)
    States across the country are laying the groundwork to launch massive contact tracing efforts to identify people who may have contracted the new coronavirus. Some public health experts say the efforts are crucial to relaxing social distancing measures intended to curb America's Covid-19 epidemic. But how does it work?

    These 4 behaviors are linked to 10 extra years of healthy life (Thursday, April 30)
    There are few key pillars of healthy living nearly everyone's familiar with, like regular exercise and moderate alcohol use—but how many years of healthy life will adhering to these behaviors buy you? A recent JAMA Internal Medicine analysis created a scoring system to find out, Nicholas Bakalar reports for the New York Times.

    Leapfrog grades 2,627 hospitals 'A' to 'F.' How did yours fare? (Friday, May 1)
    The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday released its Spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, giving about one-third of hospitals an "A" grade.

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