The December Get Us PPE Shortage Index breaks down why the United States is still experiencing a critical PPE shortage with the rollout of the vaccine, the needs for PPE in community facilities, and the highest PPE requests by state.
Although supply chains have not been able to make many changes to their processes, data from Get Us PPE shows that the need is only growing.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strike our nation, infections, hospitalizations, and death tolls rise, leaving hospitals and smaller facilities, like nursing homes and schools, with shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).
The U.S. Government Accountability Office warned that the government must create a comprehensive plan to mitigate PPE shortages and monitor PPE requests.
The PPE crisis began with healthcare workers around the country wearing trash bags as gowns – now it’s a more nuanced problem. Here’s the latest.
As cases surge in the Midwest, the PPE national stockpile is once again under scrutiny, with many healthcare professionals noting that smaller hospitals and health care centers continue to struggle to access PPE.