Combating the 2019-nCoV: Management Guidelines of Square Cabin Hospitals in Wuhan, China

24 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2020

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Li Zhang

Peking University - Center for Data Science

Yongning Lv

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Formerly Tongi Medical University) - Union Hospital

Lifeng Hong

Wuhan No. 5 Hospital - Department of Cardiology

Xin Zhao

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) - School of International Trade and Economics

Jinming Fang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Formerly Tongi Medical University) - School of Medicine and Health Management

Yijun Liu

Wuhan Municipal Health Commission

Date Written: March 17, 2020

Abstract

In the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan, the severe shortage of medical resources had resulted in a large number of undiagnosed and untreated patients. Failed to be timely quarantined by designated hospitals, these patients were forced to become the primary source of infection. In response, starting on February 3, 2020, Wuhan began to build a series of makeshift “square cabin” hospitals to treat patients with mild coronavirus infections. The activation of 17 square cabin hospitals had effectively enhanced the city’s ability to admit patients and offer medical treatment. The purpose of this article was to share our experience of square cabin hospitals with the countries and regions that are currently suffering from the epidemic. The guidelines include the preparation work for the opening of square cabin hospitals and the management of personnel and medical supplies in the square cabin hospitals.

Funding: The study was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71704024, 81801778), National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFC0910700), and The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (CXTD11-01).

Conflict of Interest: We declare no competing interests.

Keywords: Coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan, Square cabin hospital

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Li and Lv, Yongning and Hong, Lifeng and Zhao, Xin and Fang, Jinming and Liu, Yijun, Combating the 2019-nCoV: Management Guidelines of Square Cabin Hospitals in Wuhan, China (March 17, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3555529 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3555529

Li Zhang

Peking University - Center for Data Science ( email )

JingYuan 6 Yuan
Peking University
Beijing, 100871
China

Yongning Lv

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Formerly Tongi Medical University) - Union Hospital ( email )

China

Lifeng Hong

Wuhan No. 5 Hospital - Department of Cardiology ( email )

639 Hanyang Ave
Hanyang District
Wuhan, Hubei
China

Xin Zhao (Contact Author)

University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) - School of International Trade and Economics ( email )

10 East Huixin Street
Chaouang District
Beijing, 100029
China

Jinming Fang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Formerly Tongi Medical University) - School of Medicine and Health Management ( email )

13 Hangkong Road
Qiaokou District
Wuhan, 430030
China

Yijun Liu

Wuhan Municipal Health Commission ( email )

20 Jianghan North Road
Jiang'an District
Wuhan, Hubei 430000
China

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