Critical Resources for Hospital Surge Capacity An Expert Consensus Panel
Bayram, J., Sauer, L., Catlett, C., et al. (2013). Critical Resources for Hospital Surge Capacity: An Expert Consensus Panel. PLoS Currents.
The authors convened an expert consensus panel representing health providers, administrators, emergency planners, and specialists, and asked them to review four disaster scenarios and prioritize 132 hospital resources. The number of hospital resources considered to be critical varied by scenario: 58 for the pandemic influenza scenario, 51 for radiation exposure, 41 for explosives, and 35 for nerve gas scenario.