COVID-19 Impact

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Journal Article
Commentary

COVID-19 and healthcare facilities: a decalogue of design strategies for resilient hospitals.

Capolongo S, Gola M, Brambilla A, et al. Acta Biomed. 2020;91(9-s):50-60. 

Based on qualitative data gathered through hospital observations, public health webinars, and expert working groups, the authors propose ten strategies for creating critical care surge capacity and designing resilient hospital facilities to prevent and contain COVID-19 infections. Strategies include strategic site location, functional programs, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and digital innovation.