Post‐Acute Care Preparedness in a COVID ‐19 World

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 28 April 2020


Autores: Anne Tumlinson MA., William Altman JD, MA., Jon Glaudemans MPA., Howard Gleckman David, C. Grabowski PhD

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) has led to a surge of patients requiring post‐acute care. In order to support federal, state and corporate planning, we offer a four‐stage regionally oriented approach to achieving optimal systemwide resource allocation across a region’s post‐acute service settings and providers over time. In the first stage, the post‐acute care system must, to the extent possible, help relieve acute hospitals of non‐COVID‐19 patients to create as much inpatient capacity as possible over the surge period.

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