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Development of an Inclusive Interhospital Resource Allocation to Mitigate States Hospital Capacity during COVID-19

Eman A Toraih, Danielle Tatum, Mohammad H Hussein, Juan C Duchesne

Citation Information : Toraih EA, Tatum D, Hussein MH, Duchesne JC. Development of an Inclusive Interhospital Resource Allocation to Mitigate States Hospital Capacity during COVID-19. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2020; 9 (2):147-154.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1281

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), commonly known as COVID-19, has resulted in severe resource shortages in the areas that have become hot spots. A leading area of concern has been hospital bed and intensive care unit bed availability that would leave hospitals unable to treat the most severe cases and which would result in unnecessary additional loss of life. Here, we present a model based on prediction of cases by state to propose resource allocation to alleviate hospital bed shortages.


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