Einav, S., Hick, J., Hanfling, D., et al. (2014). Surge Capacity Logistics: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement – Figure 1.
This figure depicts the proportion of critical care, intermediate care and telemetry unit, and general hospital ward patients during routine operations and during a medical surge. The proportion of critical care patients increases during a medical surge incident as lower acuity patients are directed to community-based care.