The Covid-19 Disruption and the Global Health Dilemma

The Covid-19 Disruption and the Global Health Dilemma

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Vincenzo Atella, Pasquale Scandizzo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443185762

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The COVID-19 Disruption and the Global Health Dilemma provides an historical accounting of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of the largest pubic health system in the United States, one that served the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York City. The book offers a roadmap to guide healthcare systems and their providers in the event of future pandemics. Readers will learn from healthcare providers at the epicenter of the pandemic in New York City about surge staffing and level loading, along with tips from the ED and ICUs on how to respond to an unprecedented influx of inpatients.

Key Features

  • Provides historical context of the COVID-19 response by NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Covers how to respond to mass influx of patients and sustained crisis over a year+
  • Presents information on standing up genomic sequencing


Healthcare Providers, Emergency Managers, Healthcare Leadership, Public Health Practitioners; Anyone interested in the COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Table of Contents

  • 1. The history of the largest public health system in the United States
    2. Standing up the Emergency Response at the Epicenter of the Epicenter
    3. Emergency Departments Spring into Action
    4. As the Crisis Shifted to the Intensive Care Units
    5. Bringing key players together, standing up incident command and communicating with everyone
    6. The iterations of patient movement throughout the surge
    7. Supply Chain and PPE, the Wave One Dilemma
    8. Surge Staffing During a Vendor Provider Shortage
    9. Fatality Management During the Worst Crisis of Our Lifetime
    10. Fine Tuning the Surge Plan
    11. The Invaluable Laboratory Response
    12. Situational Awareness, Going from Flying Blind to Eyes on it All 
    13.  IT – Coordinating the Technology Infrastructure of the System 
    14. Donations were a Full Time Job
    15. Correctional Health Response to COVID-19
    16. Alternate Care Sites Including Hoteling, a New Path in a Massive Surge Response
    17. Behavioral Health and COVID-19
    18. Keeping Track of it All
    19. Testing and Tracing in the "World’s Capital"
    20. Vaccinations - the Road to Normalcy and the Race Against the Variants
    21. Wellness and Helping Healers Heal during the biggest crisis of our lifetime
    22. The Future of the Public Health Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443185762

About the Authors

Vincenzo Atella

Vincenzo Atella is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” where he teaches courses in Macroeconomics and Applied Health Economics at graduate and post graduate level. He is also adjunct associate of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University where he has been visiting professor several times, Scientific Director of the Farmafactoring Foundation, and past President of the Italian Health Economic Association (AIES). He has coordinated several European projects and received financial support by the European Science Foundation. His research activity focuses on applied economics with special emphasis in the health care sector. The results of his research activity have been published on several international refereed journals as well books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Pasquale Scandizzo

Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo, Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, is Senior Fellow and Board Member of the Economics Foundation at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, President of the Italian Association of Development Economists, and of the Villa Mondragone Development Association, and Chairman of OpenEconomics, a university spin off focusing on cost benefit analysis and policy impact evaluation. He has widely published on a variety of topics on economic development. Formerly a holder of several academic and government positions, he is presently advising the World Bank and other international institutions on the evaluation of policies of sustainable development.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fellow and Board Member, Economics Foundation, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

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