Health & Fitness Intensive care capacity

21:15  17 march  2020
21:15  17 march  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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As the COVID-19 outbreak pushes Italy's ICU bed capacity to breaking point, which countries have the highest number of critical care beds per capita to cope with the extra pressure?

but the capacity to provide care for critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) is unknown. Our aim was to systematically review the published literature to estimate the current ICU capacity in

In many countries, in addition to measures of social isolation , one of the main concerns regarding the epidemic of coronavirus is the fear of not having the capacity to s take care of all seriously ill patients. In fact, the health systems of most of the affected countries do not have intensive care infrastructures prepared for an rapid and massive increase in the number of serious cases.

Italy is the second most affected country in the world by the coronavirus epidemic after China. In the north of the country, the healthcare system, yet one of the best endowed in Europe, is on the verge of rupture and the armed has been called in to reinforce to evacuate the patients. In France, hospitals in the Grand Est region, the most affected in France, are also starting to be overwhelmed. In response, the deployment of an military field hospital in Alsace was announced Monday evening to strengthen the capacity for intensive care.

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That has led to serious questions being raised about critical care bed capacity not just in Italy but in If the case count continues to climb at its current pace, intensive care units will come under huge

Our infographic gives an idea of ​​the countries where the pressure of the epidemic on health systems could be the greatest. It highlights the capacity for intensive care in different countries before the onset of the crisis, by comparing the number of beds available per 100,000 inhabitants during the year for which the latest data are available. These figures are taken from three scientific publications that have analyzed health systems in the regions studied: United States, Europe and Asia .

This graph shows the number of intensive care beds per 100,000 population in a selection of countries.

nombre de lits de soins intensifs pour 100 000 habitants par pays © Provided by Statista number of intensive care beds per 100,000 inhabitants per country

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