Variation in critical care beds per capita in the United States: implications for pandemic and disaster planning.

@article{Carr2010VariationIC,
  title={Variation in critical care beds per capita in the United States: implications for pandemic and disaster planning.},
  author={Brendan G. Carr and Daniel K Addyson and Jeremy M. Kahn},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={303 14},
  pages={1371-2}
}
TotheEditor:Asuddeninfluxinunplannedintensivecareunit (ICU)admissionsduetoapandemicordisastercouldplacesubstantial strain on the health care system. Without coordination of resources at the state and national level, an unexpected increase incritical illnesscould leadtomismatchedsupplyand demand. To better understand the implications of this problem,weevaluatedUSpopulation-level critical carebedsupply. Methods. Critical care bed data from the 2007 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services… CONTINUE READING

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