HGHI launches regionalized capacity estimates in collaboration with ProPublica, and in sync with news stories in The New York Times and CBS Morning News.

March 17, 2020

Counting every bed, in every major hospital market, to inform community response.

Cambridge, MA, March 17, 2020 -- When it comes to caring for a surge of COVID-19 patients, a closer look at hospital capacity in communities across the United States reveals significant differences in readiness. A new model that builds on bed capacity data for each of 306 U.S. hospital markets -- so called Hospital Referral Regions (HRR) -- now provides important localized estimates of available beds, and beds needed to accommodate COVID-19 patients over the coming months. It also illuminates where hospitals might find additional bed and ICU bed capacity as well as other shortages that need to be addressed—from workforce to ventilators. 

 

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