Hospital capacity during an influenza pandemic-Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009

Elissa Meites, Daniel Farias, Lucrecia Raffo, Rachel Albalak, Oreste Luis Carlino, L Clifford McDonald, Marc-Alain Widdowson

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Abstract

At a major referral hospital in the Southern Hemisphere, the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic brought increased critical care demand and more unscheduled nursing absences. Because of careful preparedness planning, including rapid expansion and redistribution of the numbers of available beds and staff, hospital surge capacity was not exceeded.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume32
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
ISSN0899-823X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Argentina/epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Hospital Bed Capacity
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • Influenza, Human/epidemiology
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Surge Capacity

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