MedCity News July 30, 2021
Anuja Vaidya

Called the Covid Hotspotting Score, the tool brings together 10 indicators that can help health systems predict the possibility of a Covid-19 surge up to six weeks ahead of time.

Researchers at Oakland, California-based Kaiser Permanente have developed a tool to help health systems predict Covid-19 case surges up to six weeks in advance.

Covid-19 cases are ticking up in the U.S., with a fourfold increase in new cases per day over the past month. This tool can help providers manage and mitigate upcoming surges of the deadly disease, the researchers said in a study describing how they developed the score published in BMJ Open.

“Covid-19 has been a dynamic threat so that no individual wave or surge looks precisely...

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