Study 2020-03 (HSR) Assessment of the functioning and measures of the committee “Hospital & Transport Surge Capacity”

Ongoing study - At the request of the FPS Public Health (DG Healthcare), KCE will carry out a study evaluating the measures taken by the Hospital & Transport Surge Capacity (HTSC) committee and the actual implementation of these measures by hospitals. The HTSC committee is a working group that was established in early March 2020 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to manage hospital capacity by coordinating activities at the level of hospitals and ambulance services.

This evaluation includes the functioning of the committee, the expansion of hospital capacity, the implementation of the hospital emergency plan, medical transport, the support of residential elderly care and the availability of data. Based on the evaluation, recommendations will be made for both government regulation and the functioning of hospitals.