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Special Edition: COVID-19 - January 2021 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S urgical facilities across the country are ramping case volumes back up to pre-pandemic levels even as the coronavirus rages through communities still recovering from the initial wave. The United States has hit 16 mil- lion COVID-19 cases and more than 300,000 Americans have died. Hospital ICUs are reaching full capacity and a difficult win- ter awaits. Still, despite the grim outlook, many surgical professionals say elective procedures should continue in outpatient facilities, where skilled providers spent the better part of last year implementing revamped protocols that allow for safe patient care. J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 1 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 2 1 Surgery During the Surge Outpatient facilities remain ready to care for patients, even with COVID-19 infection rates on the rise. Dan Cook | Editor-in-Chief TEAM EFFORT Surgical professionals are confident in their abilities to continue performing procedures during the pandemic. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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