An article in NEJM Catalyst looks at lessons learned from hospital collaborations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.
The authors conclude:
“As NYC became the epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospitals of the Department of Medicine at NYU — BH, NYU-Tisch, NYU-Brooklyn, and the VA — developed multiple strategies for communication, surge capacity, clinical guidelines, and staff wellness. Despite these four hospitals being distinct, there were many uniform approaches that can be adapted by hospitals of any affiliation or size. Collaboration within academic affiliations and, more globally, across the country will be beneficial to leadership, staff, and patients. This overview can be used for diverse hospital systems that are currently facing, or are likely to experience, a surge of patients with Covid-19 or future disaster planning of any kind.”
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