By Susan Gatehouse, RHIT, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
In a featured article published by ICD10 Monitor News, Axea's CEO Susan Gatehouse discusses the importance of understanding the different components of the methodology used to support the projections for “Flattening the Curve” on COVID-19 cases.
Statistical models provided by The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) illustrate the timing of the approaching peak of coronavirus cases and deaths. As healthcare professionals, what can we decipher from this data to effectively use to identify issues and manage and treat patients?
Projections by the IHME give detailed information to healthcare providers as to the number of beds needed to combat this virus, and the number of beds available on a state and national level; to include at a granular level the number of ICU beds and ventilators projected to be required vs the number of each on hand. These predictions are alarming, most significantly the number of deaths to be anticipated on a daily and weekly basis.
In an article published by ICD10 Monitor-News, Susan Gatehouse further explores the unknown behind the forecasting of COVID-19 and "Flattening the Curve" - Link to Read the article
For national and state information please visit IHME website for updates on COVID-19 Projections: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections