Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
National Academy of MedicineMar 5, 2020
Health care facilities should be developing tiered, proactive strategies using the best available clinical information and building on their existing surge capacity plans to optimize resource use in the event the current outbreak spreads and creates severe resource demands. Health care systems and providers must be prepared to obtain the most benefit from limited resources while mitigating harms to individuals, the health care system, and society.
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