How to prepare Quebec's fragile health-care system for the next COVID-19 wave - Montreal Gazette, February 21, 2022

Published: 25 February 2022

Erin Strumpf, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health is among the experts quoted by the Montreal Gazette.

"…While those hires will help, “I’m not sure the mastodon of the health-care system will be able to evolve quickly enough to be ready for the next surge,” said Erin Strumpf, associate professor in the department of epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at McGill University. Health economists, she noted, argue the trouble with increasing capacity in terms of workforce or hospital beds is that those resources tend to be quickly used at full capacity, leaving little wiggle room in the event of a surge."

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