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COVID-19 Hospital Response

HHS plays a lead role in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. The current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic highlights the need for HHS to efficiently and effectively respond to protect the nation. This study will provide insights from hospital administrators about hospital needs and concerns in diagnosing and treating patients with the COVID-19. We will interview administrators from a sample of approximately 400 hospitals nationwide regarding their hospitals' needs to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19, as well as other emergency preparedness and response issues, including ensuring the availability of personal protective equipment for hospital staff. The sample of hospitals includes a range of hospital types, sizes, and locations, including rural and critical access hospitals. The results of this study will provide HHS operating and staff divisions with timely feedback on how they can support hospitals in responding to COVID-19.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
March 2020 OS COVID-19 Hospital Response Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-06-20-00300 2020