Sheikhbardsiri, H., Raeisi, A.R., Nekoei-Moghadam, M., and Rezaei, F. (2017). Surge Capacity of Hospitals in Emergencies and Disasters With a Preparedness Approach: A Systematic Review. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 11(5):612-620.
The authors reviewed 17 studies related to surge capacity and provide recommendations to improve preparedness in 4 areas: staff; stuff; structure; and system.