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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.) The Journal of Trauma. 63(2):253-7.

After Hurricane Katrina, the Dallas Convention Center Medical Unit was established to meet the increased demand for medical care. The authors examined data for 10,367 patients who sought emergent or urgent healthcare at the alternate care site and found the care not only safe and effective, but it also allowed care in urban trauma centers and emergency departments to continue.
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