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Augmentation of Hospital Critical Care Capacity after Bioterrorist Attacks or Epidemics: Recommendations of the Working Group on Emergency Mass Critical Care

Lewis Rubinson, Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Daniel S. Talmor, Tara O’Toole, Bradley R. Kramer, Thomas V. Inglesby, for the Working Group on Emergency Mass Critical Care
Date posted:
October 15, 2005
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Crit Care Med 2005;33(10):2393-2403

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for the Society of Critical Care Medicine
Available on publisher's website; subscription required

The Working Group on Emergency Mass Critical Care was convened by the Center for Biosecurity of the  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Society of Critical Care Medicine to provide recommendations to hospital and clinical leaders regarding the delivery of critical care services in the wake of a bioterrorist attack resulting in hundreds or thousands of critically ill patients. In these conditions, traditional hospital and clinical care standards in general, and critical care standards in particular, likely could no longer be  maintained, and clinical guidelines for U.S. hospitals facing these situations have not been developed. The Working Group offers recommendations for this situation.



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