Why the U.S. doesn’t have enough hospital beds | Curio

Why the U.S. doesn’t have enough hospital beds

7 mins | Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19: Sometimes too much efficiency can be a bad thing. "For years, cost-conscious hospitals have emulated the lean, just-in-time principles that have revolutionized manufacturing. The result has been a health-care system that is far more efficient, but unprepared to handle a sudden influx of seriously ill patients." Stephen Mihm, writing in Bloomberg, explores.

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From Bloomberg