Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning in Washington
Journal of Health Care Finance
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Hospital capacity in the State of Washington may be unable to satisfy the number of COVID-19 patients. The adjusted occupancy rate (adjusted for outpatient equivalent days) places many hospitals near capacity prior to the current pandemic. Models of COVID-19 cases and hospital care generate scenarios under which hospital capacity is insufficient. Short-run tactics involve re-purposing of hospital units and other facilities. Long-run strategies will require organizational commitment and new policies and incentives to address capacity concerns.
COVID-19; Hospital; Capacity; Occupancy
Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health
Smith, D. G.
Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning in Washington.
Journal of Health Care Finance, 46(4),