Reopening Shuttered Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity
Hassol, A. and Zane, R. (2006). Reopening Shuttered Hospitals to Expand Surge Capacity. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
This guidance document provides tools and recommendations to help planners determine if and how to utilize an abandoned or shuttered hospital for surge capacity needs during a mass casualty or other similar event. It provides staffing requirements, safety checklists, supplies and equipment needs, and regulatory/legal issues to consider.