The ethics of rebuilding our country’s surgical platform after a pandemic

Erica F. Robinson, Brian C. Brost, Janelle K. Moulder


The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the foundation of our healthcare system. One of the most dramatic consequences is the postponement of elective surgical procedures, which has led to significant financial stress. As institutions plan to reintegrate their surgical case backlog back into the operating room, there are many factors to consider. Now, more than ever, efficiency and cost-savings must be considered, but these factors must not overshadow the commitment to caring for our patients and communities.

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Journal of Hospital Administration

ISSN 1927-6990(Print)   ISSN 1927-7008(Online)

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