The Prospect of Using Alternative Medical Care Facilities in an Influenza Pandemic
Lam, C., Walhorn, R., Toner, E., et al. (2006). The Prospect of Using Alternative Medical Care Facilities in an Influenza Pandemic. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. 4(4): 384-390.
The authors reviewed literature on federal and state pandemic plans and categorized models for alternate care facilities. The team then analyzed how these models applied to an influenza pandemic, including how they could function as primary triage sites, provide supportive care, offer isolation locations to patients, and serve as recovery clinics to facilitate patient discharge from hospitals.