New York City #Coronavirus update from Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal public health system in the United States. Recorded April 13, 2020.
Topics discussed in this interview:
0:45 Background information on Dr Katz
1:12 What have the last two weeks in New York City been like?
2:13 Has there been ventilator shortages in your hospitals?
3:33 COVID-19 modeling
4:48 Masks and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in crisis conditions
8:22 Has the PPE shortage improved over the last few days?
9:30 What’s the status of testing?
11:07 Treatments (Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine, etc.)
12:36 Where do you send patients while they are recovering?
14:02 Coronavirus infection rates among health care workers
15:27 How have your hospitals handled prison and homeless populations
16:58 Health care disparities in the African American community
19:56 Have the numbers of hospitalized and intubated patients decreased or increased over the past week?
21:33 Do you worry about the expenses required to treat this surge in ICU patients?
22:49 When do you let workers return after a COVID-19 diagnosis?
24:06 Are you maintaining salaries for nurses, doctors and other staff?
24:24 How do you put all of these hospitals back together when this ends?
26:30 How have you handled end of life care in your ICUs?
28:20 What do your days look like?
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