Coronavirus Disease 2019 Capacity Response: Where's the Right Balance
Department of Medicine
Health and Medical Administration | Health Services Administration | Infectious Disease | Virus Diseases
A major challenge facing almost all health care systems during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19) pandemic has been preparing for sufficient inpatient capacity. Throughout the pandemic, we have seen numerous stories from northern Italy, New York City, and California of hospitals experiencing overwhelming volumes of patients. While demand for critical care beds was particularly high, the lack of acute care beds was also evident.
COVID-19, pandemic, hospital, inpatients, capacity management
DOI of Published Version
Kobayashi KJ, Alper EJ. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Capacity Response: Where's the Right Balance? Med Care. 2021 Mar 17. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001533. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33734197. Link to article on publisher's site
Kobayashi KJ, Alper EJ. (2021). Coronavirus Disease 2019 Capacity Response: Where's the Right Balance. COVID-19 Publications by UMass Chan Authors. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001533. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/covid19/193