Coronavirus likely to leave hospitals, medical offices short-staffed, expert says
As more and more cases of novel coronavirus sweep through the nation, work to trace possible contacts of positive patients is likely to leave healthcare professionals who helped care for the patients facing quarantine periods of their own. This means hospitals and medical facilities may be left scrambling to address staffing shortages as the number of patients needing care grows.
“Hospitals are experiencing the most significant shortages because of both an uptick in patients and also staff being exposed to the virus and needing to be quarantined,” David Savitsky, CEO of ATC Healthcare Services, told Fox News. “Also, as an aside to the patients who need care, there are a significant number of people showing up at the hospitals that are not sick, but think they are and want to be tested or treated.”
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[Source: Fox News]