A survey of emergency department 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) surge preparedness--Atlanta, Georgia, July-October 2009.

@article{Sugerman2011ASO,
  title={A survey of emergency department 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) surge preparedness--Atlanta, Georgia, July-October 2009.},
  author={David E. Sugerman and Kelly H Nadeau and Kathryn E Lafond and Wendy Cameron and Karl A. Soetebier and Michael A. Jhung and Alexander P. Isakov and Ian B Greenwald and Karen P Neil and Stephanie Schrag and Alicia M. Fry},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 Suppl 1},
  pages={S177-82}
}
During August through September 2009, a surge in emergency department (ED) visits for 2009 pandemic influenza A (pH1N1) illness occurred in Georgia, particularly among children. To understand surge preparedness and capacity, we obtained influenza-like illness (ILI) ED visit data from the Georgia State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS) and conducted a retrospective, Internet-based survey among all 26 metro Atlanta ED managers with reference to the period 1 July-1 October… CONTINUE READING

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