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Refining Surge Capacity: Conventional, Contingency, and Crisis Capacity

Hick, J.L., Barbera, J.A., and Kelen, G.D. (2009). Refining Surge Capacity: Conventional, Contingency, and Crisis Capacity. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 3(S1): S59-S67.

This article provides an important conceptual framework upon which much of the Institute of Medicine crisis standards of care discussions were based. It highlights how the surge continuum may expand to result in crisis surge response, in which re-use and re-allocation principles may have to be invoked.
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