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How should U.S. hospitals prepare for Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Chopra V, Toner E, Waldhorn R, et al. How Should U.S. Hospitals Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(9):621-622. doi:10.7326/m20-0907.

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April 8, 2020
Chopra V, Toner E, Waldhorn R, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(9):621-622.

This article discusses key elements to preparing hospitals for an influx of COVID-19 patients, including a robust hospital preparedness plan, appropriate protections for frontline healthcare staff, clinical guidelines for use of scarce resources such as ventilators, and a comprehensive communication strategy for internal and external stakeholders.