This interactive dashboard finds the best way to transfer COVID-19 patients between hospitals. You can use it to see which hospitals are over capacity, when and how many additional beds are needed at each hospital (or US state), and the optimal transfer strategy between hospitals. For more information check out our guide to this site.
How can we better manage COVID capacity in hospital systems?
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals across the US are at capacity or are quickly approaching it. Hospitals are coping with the COVID surge through a variety of methods, including opening up new beds, but these are often costly and can hurt the level of care that patients receive. This burden on hospitals can be reduced if we optimally transfer patients from over-capacity hospitals to nearby hospitals that have available space. To find the optimal number of patients to transfer and where to transfer them to, we use mathematical optimization models developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE), hospitalization data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Latest data from 2021-03-22, and COVID forecasts from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Latest forecast from 2021-03-22. To learn more, visit the About page.
Select a state and patient type (ICU or acute) to see the results for 2021-08-01 to 2021-08-15. To select hospitals, go to the "Select Displayed Hospitals" section. For more options go to the "Customize Results" page.