How to improve emergency preparedness for pandemics

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As published by HealthLeaders, August 12 2020.


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed emergency preparedness weaknesses in the U.S. healthcare system.


In the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in New York City struggled mightily to cope with an epic surge of coronavirus patients. Across the country, the pandemic has strained supply chains for critically important materials and equipment such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.


There were three primary reasons why health systems and hospitals were ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic …


Read the full article by HealthLeaders at How to improve emergency preparedness for pandemics.

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