As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through North Carolina, acute care hospitals have been a focal point of state policy and aid. However, one of the largest contributing factors to the COVID-19 death toll is fatalities in long-term-care facilities like nursing homes.
Click here to read the full opinion piece, published on “Capitol Broadcasting Opinion Editor” on April 27, 2020.
Nathan Boucher, a member of the NC Serious Illness Coalition, is a federal research scientist with the Veterans Administration and on the faculty at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The views expressed are his own.