Critical Care Utilization for the COVID-19 Outbreak in Lombardy, ItalyEarly Experience and Forecast During an Emergency Response

JAMA
April 28, 2020, Vol 323, No. 16, Pages 1529-1626
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

 

Viewpoint
Critical Care Utilization for the COVID-19 Outbreak in Lombardy, ItalyEarly Experience and Forecast During an Emergency Response
Giacomo Grasselli, MD; Antonio Pesenti, MD; Maurizio Cecconi, MD
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JAMA. 2020;323(16):1545-1546. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4031
This Viewpoint describes the organization of a regional ICU network in Lombardy, Italy, to handle the surge in patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) who require intensive care and uses demand experience in the first 2 weeks of the outbreak to estimate resources required in coming weeks.