Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources Chapter 6 Alternative Care Sites
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2007). Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: Chapter 6 Alternative Care Sites.
Recommendations for planning for non-federal, non-hospital based alternative care sites include coordination between public health, emergency management, and healthcare providers and their respective organizations in addition to local government and private partners. Developing a concept of operations plan for the anticipated service role can assist with determination of the level and scope of care, including if the site is designated as a support to a Federal Medical Station Alternative Care Site. Key issues include advance identification of sites, obtaining permits to use the sites, ensuring staffing, logistical support for rapid deployment of equipment and supplies, and planning for pediatric care.