BioScience Trends. 2020;14(3):212-214. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2020.01110)

Mobile field hospitals, an effective way of dealing with COVID-19 in China: sharing our experience

Chen Z, He S, Li F, Yin JX, Chen XL


During the COVID-19 outbreak, China made great progress in controlling the epidemic, and the number of confirmed and suspected cases continues to decrease thanks to the various efforts employed. Mobile field hospitals have played a huge role in the centralized management of patients and they have effectively reduced transmission. This article describes some of our experiences operating mobile field hospitals in order to provide a reference and to better inform countries that are dealing with this crisis.

KEYWORDS: coronavirus, epidemic, COVID-19, mobile field hospital, patient management

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