Inpatient disposition classification for the creation of hospital surge capacity: a multiphase study

@article{Kelen2006InpatientDC,
  title={Inpatient disposition classification for the creation of hospital surge capacity: a multiphase study},
  author={Greta Van Der Kelen and Chadd K Kraus and Melissa Lee McCarthy and Eric Bass and Edbert B. Hsu and Guohua Li and James Scheulen and Judy B Shahan and Justin D Brill and G. Buckland Green},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={1984-1990}
}
BACKGROUND The ability to provide medical care during sudden increases in patient volume during a disaster or other high-consequence event is a serious concern for health-care systems. Identification of inpatients for safe early discharge (ie, reverse triage) could create additional hospital surge capacity. We sought to develop a disposition classification system that categorises inpatients according to suitability for immediate discharge on the basis of risk tolerance for a subsequent… CONTINUE READING
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