COVID-19: Shortages of protective equipment, insufficient tests plague hospitals, OIG finds

Hospitals and wellbeing systems are wrestling with a host of problems connected to the COVID-19 coronavirus. This is widely regarded, but a new Office of the Inspector General report exhibits a new wrinkle: The problems – like insufficient tests, gradual benefits, shortages of own protecting products and a scarcity of ventilators for critically ill patients – are interconnected, and are making just about every other worse in a poisonous cycle.

These several difficulties are playing off of just about every other and exacerbating the condition by means of a type of domino outcome, according to the report from the U.S. Office of Wellness and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General.

And this phenomenon is common. The report claims three out of four hospitals that responded to its study are currently dealing with people with suspected or verified COVID-19.

The report is centered on quick phone interviews, executed March 23-27,

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