New York Times: As an ER Doctor, I Fear Health Care Collapse More Than Omicron

New York Times: As an ER Doctor, I Fear Health Care Collapse More Than Omicron. “The harsh reality is this: Fewer providers means fewer available beds because there are only so many patients a team can treat at a time. This also means treatment is slower and people will spend more time in the E.R. And the longer these patients stay in the E.R., the longer others remain in the waiting room. The domino effect will affect all levels of the health care system, from short-staffed nursing homes to ambulances taking longer to respond to 911 calls.”

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