"Lessons From Italy’s Hospital Meltdown. ‘Every Day You Lose, the Contagion Gets Worse." - Marcus Walker and Mark Maremont
Mount Sinai Dr. Brendan Carr, Chair of Emergency Medicine, describes lessons he’s learned from Italy’s outbreak. Dr. Carr said he and other U.S. physicians have had informal calls with Italian doctors in recent weeks. “It’s terrible to hear them talk, but it benefits us to learn from it,” he said. One lesson, he said, is to build capacity for the expected influx of Covid-19 patients before it’s needed. Mount Sinai is clearing out space and creating new ICU beds, he said.
-Brendan Carr, MD, Senior Faculty and System Chair, Emergency Medicine, Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai