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WebMD: Steven Reinberg of HealthDay - THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As COVID-19 infections surge across the United States, 11 states could find themselves with too few doctors to treat non-COVID patients in intensive care units, a new report finds. "This week's update shows that Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and Washington all could face a shortage of intensivists," said researcher Patricia Pittman, director of George Washington University's Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity in Washington, D.C. "In these states, less than 50% of intensivists are available for non-COVID patients." Read full article.
One News Page - Besides Lacking Beds, Eleven US States Face Critical Shortage Of ICU Medical Professionals. As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. Read more.
Becker's Hospital Review: Eleven States with Surging COVID-19 Cases at Risk for Shortages of ICU Doctors
The purpose of the State Hospital Workforce Deficit Estimator is to help states and the federal government gauge the demand for health care professionals under different scenarios of COVID 19 infection rates and attrition. Attrition refers to the loss of health care workers due to illness, childcare or other reasons, such as burnout. The estimator allows state and federal policymakers to plan for looming spikes in COVID-19 cases and prepare by developing surge staffing plans, implementing emergency licensing for inactive health personnel, and/or recruiting from other states and the federal health workforce, among other measures.
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