Orchestrating Performance of Healthcare Networks Subjected to the Compound Events of Natural Disasters and Pandemic
This article combines wildfire data with varying courses of the spread of COVID-19 to evaluate the effectiveness of different strategies for managing patient demand. It shows that losing access to medical care is a function of the relative occurrence time between the two events and is substantial in some cases. This article includes:
- An investigation of wildfire impact and pandemic hospital networks
- Application of viable mitigation strategies and resource optimization
Recommended for emergency environmental and public health professionals working on cross-sector work with healthcare systems to understand the impacts that concurrent disasters have on an impacted area to avoid medical care resource strain.