COVID-19 Impact

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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

Spikes in demand from coronavirus patients are creating shortages of asthma drugs and sedatives for ventilator patients.

Rowland C, Slater J. Washington Post. April 12, 2020.

Drug shortages are a persistent system-level challenge to patient safety. This story highlights the residual impact of medication unavailability due to heightened pressure for medications to enable effective ventilation of patients with COVID-19.