Campbell, C. (2010). The Benefits of Designing a Stratification System for New York City Pediatric Intensive Care Units for Use in Regional Surge Capacity Planning and Management. Journal of Community Health. 35(4):337-347.
The author describes her work designing a New York City pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) surge stratification system that can help physicians, hospitals, and city agencies with regional surge capacity planning for critical pediatric patients. This included identification of factors to be considered when developing a stratification system, and creation of a preliminary system of PICU stratification based on clinical criteria and resources.