As the Covid-19 pandemic moved into Australia, hospital emergency departments feared the worst – that they might not be able to handle the influx of patients coming in for treatment.
On a normal day, most E-R departments operate at or around 100-percent capacity.
But in the past few weeks – during this pandemic – something strange has happened. Those numbers have dropped. But why?
In this episode, we explore that question, and also look at why ACEMS researchers are closely tracking hospital emergency department data.