Study: Hospitals At or Near Full COVID-19 ICU Capacity Increase by 90% Over Past Few Months

Source: FierceHealthcare

A new study found a 90% increase in hospitals reaching intensive care unit (ICU) capacity from July through December, with rural hospitals facing the biggest capacity issues, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

The study, released Tuesday by the Epic Health Network, looked at ICU occupancy rates at 809 hospitals in rural, suburban and metro areas from July through December. The study also explored the increase in nursing staff demand.

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