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Alternate Site Surge Capacity in Times of Public Health Disaster Maintains Trauma Center and Emergency Department Integrity: Hurricane Katrina

Eastman, A., Rinnert, K., Nemeth, I., et al. (2007). Alternate Site Surge Capacity in Times of Public Health Disaster Maintains Trauma Center and Emergency Department Integrity: Hurricane Katrina. (Abstract only.) Journal of Trauma. 63(2):253-7.

The authors examined an alternative site for medical care set up to serve Hurricane Katrina survivors from September 1 to 16, 2005. Their review of the data found that this type of care and surge capacity can help effectively deliver post-disaster medical care.
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