March 5, 2021
Case Management Monthly

Hospitalized novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients present unique challenges because their length of stay is often longer and more complex than the typical patient. Their course of illness can also be unpredictable, which makes planning difficult. When a patient is ready to leave the hospital, another set of challenges begins. Even a year into the pandemic, case managers still struggle to find postacute placements and anticipate and identify the needs of these patients.