Disaster Alternate Care Facilities Selection and Operation
Cantrill, S.V., Pons, P.T., Bonnett, C.J., et al. (2009). Disaster Alternate Care Facilities: Selection and Operation. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The authors conducted a literature review and collected responses to a questionnaire that featured items related to the establishment and operation of alternate care facilities (ACF) during several U.S. mass casualty events. They used results to develop and describe the ACF selection tool, operations template, and staffing recommendations; a hospital patient selection tool that can help select patients eligible for transfer to an ACF; and ACF equipment and supply options.