Hospital-Based Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: Strategies to Increase Surge Capacity

@article{Scarfone2011HospitalBasedPI,
  title={Hospital-Based Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: Strategies to Increase Surge Capacity},
  author={R. Scarfone and S. Coffin and E. Fieldston and G. Falkowski and Mary G Cooney and Stephanie M Grenfell},
  journal={Pediatric Emergency Care},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={565-572}
}
In the spring of 2009, the first patients infected with 2009 H1N1 virus were arriving for care in hospitals in the United States. Anticipating a second wave of infection, our hospital leaders initiated multidisciplinary planning activities to prepare to increase capacity by expansion of emergency department (ED) and inpatient functional space and redeployment of medical personnel. Experience: During the fall pandemic surge, this urban, tertiary-care children's hospital experienced a 48… Expand
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