As much of the United States braces for its Covid-19 peak in coming weeks, state and public health officials are looking ahead to prepare the country to incrementally phase out stay-at-home orders. But Advisory Board's Chris Gifford outlines three questions communities must answer before they can reopen for business.
The hospitals say the rule "wipes out vital supplemental payments to children's hospitals and other safety-net hospitals" and "severely harms children's hospitals' ability to provide vital care to the most vulnerable," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Virginia.
President Trump on Tuesday announced a new program intended to facilitate ventilator sharing among U.S. hospitals, as the number of reported Covid-19 cases surpassed 600,000 and the number of reported deaths tied to the virus rose above 25,000.
A key unanswered Covid-19 question public health officials are examining is whether exposure to the virus could protect people from future infection. In a New York Times opinion piece, Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist, explores the existing evidence on coronaviruses—and how those findings could influence policymakers' decisions on social distancing measures.
Some patients with Covid-19 have mild symptoms and experience quick, full recoveries, while others face an extended path to recovery and can experience long-lasting health effects. In short, the virus looks different on everyone, experts say.
Montefiore Medical Center leaders quickly realized they would need to repurpose most of their system into an ICU to care for the anticipated influx of critically ill Covid-19 patients in New York. To meet that demand, Advisory Board's Virginia Reid and Taylor Hurst explain how the hospital stood up a critical care and pulmonary command center—in just two weeks.
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