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Journal Article

Bracing for the storm: one health care system's planning for the COVID-19 surge.

Kim CS, Meo N, Little D, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020;Epub Oct 19.

This article describes the implementation of the University of Washington Medicine’s COVID-19 surge management plan, which included changes to space, supply management, and staffing plans. Based on their experiences, the authors share key insights and strategies for policymakers and health system decision-makers who are preparing for the next wave of COVID-19 or for a future pandemic.