US hospitals brace for surge in coronavirus cases

Posted 9 days ago

As the rapid spread of an emerging coronavirus overwhelms hospitals in China, hospitals in the US are taking steps to ensure they can manage a surge of cases in the US if it happens. Some hospitals have created new emergency plans, covering triage protocols, cancellation of elective procedures and reallocation of space to manage a flood of patients, and leaders say a framework for open communication between hospitals and from hospitals to the public is also critical.

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