This study demonstrated the feasibility and impact of the rapidly expanding the use of telemedicine for urgent and non-urgent care visits during the COVID-19 outbreak. With virtual urgent care utilization double that of emergency room visits during the height of Read More
This case series reports the characteristics, clinical presentation, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the New York City area between March 1, 2020, and April 4, 2020. The authors examined data from 5700 patients with Read More
This large case series provides characteristics and early outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the NYC area. Researchers described the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 5700 patients with COVID-19 admitted to 12 hospitals in the NYC area. All were Read More
This essay argues that DNR (do not resuscitate) status should not be considered as a factor in decisions to allocate scarce ventilators during a public health emergency. The authors note that some existing and proposed public health emergency resource allocation Read More
This article reports on a surge in demand and scarcity of supply for dialysis machines in New York hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients.   Most scarce resource allocation concerns regarding COVID-19 to date have focused on ventilators due to the Read More
This study found that during February 26–April 1, 2020, as cumulative cases increased and community mitigation policies were implemented, community mobility declined in four U.S.  in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and New Orleans. These temporal trend data provide Read More
This blog from the Petrie-Flom Center’s Bill of Health argues that many state guidelines for the rationing of scarce resources during a public health emergency disadvantage and devalue the lives of persons with disabilities. Most scarce resource allocation guidelines prioritize Read More
This case series of pregnant women in NYC hospitals found that among pregnant women with COVID-19, 86% possessed mild disease, 9% exhibited severe disease, and 5% developed critical disease – much like everyone else. New York is clearly an epicenter Read More
This letter to the editor presents results from a universal COVID-19 testing program implemented to all pregnant women who were admitted for delivery between March 22 and April 4, 2020 at New York–Presbyterian Allen Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Read More
In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, physicians describe their experience with universally testing pregnant women for SARS-CoV-2 when they were admitted for delivery, regardless of their lack of symptoms or exposure to an infected individual. Read More

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