Martin LA, Berry W, Mate KS. How to safely restart elective surgeries after a COVID spike. Harvard Business Review. November 19, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected surgical schedules and staff: some staff are fatigued and stressed, some may be out of practice, and there are large backlogs of procedures that were postponed. To keep surgical staff and patients safe during these difficult times, this article recommends that health systems should take four steps.