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COVID-19 created an elective surgery backlog. How can hospitals get back on track?

By Harvard Business Review  
   August 10, 2020

Covid-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in health care systems across the United States and world. To reduce infectious risk to patients and providers, and conserve critical resources — such as personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and intensive care (ICU) beds — most states in the U.S. enacted a temporary ban on elective surgery from March through May 2020.

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