Easing the COVID-19 Capacity Crunch
Progress Health, April 2020
Though many heard the term “social distancing” for the first time only recently, for months, government and medical officials across the country have been bracing for an influx of COVID-19 patients that could overwhelm healthcare systems.
The severity and highly contagious nature of coronavirus patients needing admittance into hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) meant healthcare systems were looking for ways to continue to treat non-COVID patients—those with symptoms stemming from acute illnesses such as asthma, congestive heart failure and pneumonia—while freeing up critical bed space and supplies for the anticipated surge in the very sickest COVID-19 patients.
They knew where to turn: Home Recovery Care (HRC). For patients eligible for inpatient hospital care, but who are not critically ill, HRC offers coordinated, high-quality care from the comfort of home.