Urgent actions to save lives when ICU bed needs approach or exceed capacity: lessons from Mongolia

Authors

  • Buyantogtokh Batsukh Ministry of Health, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Bund-Ochir Khishigsaikhan Ministry of Health, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Dulamragchaa Buyanbaatar World Health Organization Representative Office for Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Gerelmaa Danzan World Health Organization Representative Office for Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Nansalmaa Munkhtur World Health Organization Representative Office for Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Ariuntuya Ochirpurev World Health Organization Representative Office for Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Takeshi Nishijima World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines
  • Howard Sobel World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines
  • Masahiro Zakoji World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2022.13.3.942

Keywords:

hospital bed capacity, efficiency, systems approach, COVID-19, surge capacity

Abstract

This report illustrates how the Government of Mongolia responded to a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases during 2021 and took urgent actions to minimize preventable mortality. The analytical framework on efficient ICU bed management through a systems approach would be useful in similar settings.

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Published

09-09-2022

How to Cite

Batsukh, B., Khishigsaikhan, B.-O., Buyanbaatar, D., Danzan, G., Munkhtur, N., Ochirpurev, A., Nishijima, T., Sobel, H., & Zakoji, M. (2022). Urgent actions to save lives when ICU bed needs approach or exceed capacity: lessons from Mongolia. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 13(3), 4. https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2022.13.3.942