The Ebola Spatial Care Path™ Accelerating Point-of-Care Diagnosis Decision Making and Community Resilience in Outbreaks
Kost, G.J., Ferguson, W.J., Hoe, J., et al. (2015). The Ebola Spatial Care Path™: Accelerating Point-of-Care Diagnosis, Decision Making, and Community Resilience in Outbreaks. (Abstract only.) The American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 10(2):121-43..
The authors conducted a comprehensive literature review and designed an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) and diagnostic center to facilitate urgent Ebola care. They found minimal risks associated with new technologies and propose that diagnostic centers in ACFs and transportable formats can potentially optimize Ebola identification and treatment.