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Hospitals Cautiously Resume Elective Surgeries

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Kaiser Permanente says its figuring out a game plan for resuming elective surgeries, but isn't there yet.
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Since the pandemic began, I’ve been talking to healthcare workers and hospital administrators about life on the frontlines.

Hospitals were bracing for the wave of COVID-19 patients. But as the coronavirus curve flattens, they’re finally feeling a sense of temporary steadiness. Enough of it, anyway, to resume some elective surgeries that they’d had to postpone, to keep beds and staff available.

But it won’t be as simple as re-opening their doors to non-COVID patients. So, what will elective surgeries look like now?

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