Overwhelmed U.S. Hospital Systems: A Look Into The Future

A new study conducted via the U.S. Premier Healthcare Database revealed nearly one in every four COVID-19 deaths may be attributed to hospital strain related to case overload. The results exposed staggering mortality rates suggesting that, despite improvements in COVID-19 survival between March and August 2020, surges in hospital COVID-19 caseload remain detrimental to survival and potentially erode benefits gained from emerging treatments. The lack of preparation from hospitals experiencing high surges and even higher mortality rates is devastating and, furthermore, reveals an opportunity for the United States to take steps forward to prevent this from happening again.

 

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