Expert: Hospitals Should Prepare For Pent-Up Demand From Non-COVID-19 Patients

Source: FierceHealthcare

While much of the focus has been on “flattening the curve” when it comes to COVID-19, experts warn hospitals should be prepared for another potential surge: pent-up demand for deferred care, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

“We’ve had an increase in procedures that are being postponed and eventually those procedures will come back,” said Tinglong Dai, Ph.D., associate professor of operations management and business analytics at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

While several health systems across the country have begun resuming procedures at some level, many reported their volumes are still extremely light.

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