The Virtual Hospital can extend clinical capabilities while preserving PPE.
An estimated number of 12 healthcare personnel / per day could be required to care for an unstable patient.
A recent study of virtual care concluded that the ability for intensivists and other specialists to consult or evaluate certain patients remotely could:
- help to conserve PPE
- limit exposures bidirectionally
- allow for a centralized consult workforce to service multiple hospitals
- facilitate rapid triage and disposition of non COVID-19 emergencies during this crisis
Virtual care can help minimize the burden of exposure to those specialists with the benefit of no additional strain on PPE supply.