8 Lessons from a Covid-19 Surge Hot Spot

Resource Location: http://www.ihi.org/communities/blogs/8-lessons-from-a-covid-19-surge-hotspot

Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

This resource discusses surge preparedness and 8 key takeaways or lessons learned by a major healthcare system who was at the epicenter of the US Covid crisis. Even the most sophisticated trend analysis can only estimate how health care systems need to prepare for taking care of higher numbers of patients with COVID-19. Many across the globe are drawing on the best information available to date to guide preparations for an expected surge of patients in need of hospital-level care.

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Focus Area: All-Cause Harm / Culture of Safety / High Reliability, Readmissions / Care Transitions, Pandemic / COVID / Public Health Emergency