Resilient healthcare

Intensive care beds capacity

20/04/2020 JPG

While some of the beds and other resources in curative (or acute) care hospital units may be temporarily converted into flexible intensive care units, a key point, especially for COVID-19 treatment, is that intensive care beds need to be equipped with respiratory equipment. There may be differences in the notion of intensive care affecting the comparability of the data across countries. For more information, see: Beyond Containment: Health systems responses to COVID-19 in the OECD