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Disaster Preparedness, Triage, and Surge Capacity for Hospital Definitive Care Areas: Optimizing Outcomes when Demands Exceed Resources

Authors
Journal
Anesthesiology Clinics
1932-2275
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.anclin.2007.01.002

Abstract

Disaster planning must anticipate how demands imposed by a disaster reconcile with the capacity of the treating facility. Resources must be organized before an event so that they are optimally used to treat as many victims as possible, as well as to avoid overwhelming available resources.

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