U.S. hospitals may face severe PPE shortage

March 23, 2020

 

If the current demand for N95 masks continues at its present rate, it would mean a three-fold increase in demand over a typical year, according to a recent survey. 

The results of a survey a healthcare consulting company were reported in an article on the Infection Control Today website.

About 80 percent of all PPE manufactured globally comes from Asia, but large producers like China, Taiwan, Thailand, India, and South Korea have stopped exporting.

According to the survey, 86 percent of US hospitals and health systems are concerned about their supply of PPE and face masks.

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