Meeting the needs of non-Covid patients

July 27, 2020

There are a number of  strategies to facilitate care of non-Covid patients as hospitals are dealing with Covid-19, an article on the Harvard Business Review website.

To reduce future bottlenecks in emergency departments and hospitals, outpatient clinicians should expand their proactive management of high risk patients. This will help reduce potential future spikes in demand.

Hospitals should combine demands from multiple locations. Rather than each hospital in a region  providing a full suite of essential inpatient services, each of these services should be concentrated at one location. 

When possible they should place their Covid-19 patients who have serious underlying health issues with other Covid-19 patients with the same condition. Separate regional, specialized, post-acute care facilities for Covid-19 and non-Covid patients should be established.

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