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A review of the resilience of Chinese hospitals to the COVID-19 pandemic – News-Medical.Net

A new review article, published on the medRxiv* preprint server, deals with several different aspects such as medical response capability, disaster health management,…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the world’s healthcare systems. The rapid spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-COV-2) has caused an overwhelming increase in the occupancy of the hospitals’ ICU (intensive care unit) beds and an exponential enhancement on the workload of the hospital staff.
In early 2020, the response of the hospitals to the rapid spread of SARS-COV-2 infection in China, especially in Wuhan, had been highly publicized. Many feared…

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