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Informing the restriction of elective admissions in preparation for COVID-19

Project ID: 2019-049/2020 0950 073 000
Type of Response: Rapid response
Knowledge User: Public Health Ontario (PHO)
ICES Scientists: Jeff Kwong
Summary: Public Health Ontario sought to obtain the numbers of beds/bed-days occupied by elective admissions that may be cancelled as part of surge planning for the COVID-19 outbreak. Indicators on the most common elective procedures, diagnoses, and proportion of beds occupied were requested to assess the impact on healthcare system. The Ministry of Health and other government agencies will also use this evidence to inform the development of urgent policies and public health measures needed to mitigate the impact.
Status: Completed