The Economic Impact of Hurricane Evacuations on a Coastal Georgia Hospital A Case Study
Desai, S., Gordon, J., and Harris, C. (2019). The Economic Impact of Hurricane Evacuations on a Coastal Georgia Hospital: A Case Study. Frontiers in Public Health. 7:149.
This article discusses the costs of hospital evacuation before a hurricane, including evacuation expenses and lost revenue (which may continue after the storm). Relocating patients back to the hospital and repairing damage to building infrastructure may also be costly. Emergency planning, bolstering infrastructure, and returning to normal operations as quickly as possible can help mitigate these costs.