ABSTRACT

Pandemic Influenza and Excess Intensive-Care Workload   [open pdf - 325KB]

This article provides estimates for peak demand for healthcare workers during an epidemic or pandemic, factoring in healthcare worker absenteeism and using estimates from published epidemiologic models on the expected evolution of pandemic influenza in relation to the impact on peak surge capacity of healthcare facilities and intensive care units. The article shows that even during the peak of a pandemic, all patients requiring hospital and ICU admission can be served, including those who have non-influenza-related conditions.

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2008-10
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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Emerging Infectious Diseases (October 2008), vol. 14, no. 10
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