Chopra, V., Toner, E., Waldhorn, R., and Washer, L. (2020). How Should U.S. Hospitals Prepare for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)? Annals of Internal Medicine .
The authors of this article recommend four key actions for health systems preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients: 1) develop a strategy for patient volume and complexity, 2) protect and support health care workers on the front lines, 3) define a strategy to allocate health care resources, and 4) develop a robust, transparent, and open communication policy.