Hospital Readiness for COVID-19: Analysis of Bed Capacity and How It Varies Across the Country
Examines the distribution of hospital beds at the county-level using the 2018 American Hospital Association Annual Survey in order to help local officials identify areas with the greatest need for inpatient beds during the COVID-19 outbreak. Discusses the development of an interactive county-by-county map to display hospital bed capacity. Highlights differences in capacity between nonprofit versus for-profit hospitals and rural versus urban hospitals. Provides recommendations for increasing hospitals' surge capacity.
Fredric Blavin, Diane Amos
County-by-county data · Hospitals · Infectious diseases · Rural-urban differences