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Hospital Capacity during an Influenza Pandemic—Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
Elissa Meites , MD, MPH, Daniel Farias , MD, Lucrecia Raffo , MD, Rachel Albalak , PhD, Oreste Luis Carlino , MD, L. Clifford McDonald , MD and Marc‐Alain Widdowson , VetMB, MA, MSc
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 2011), pp. 87-90
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/657667
Page Count: 4
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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.
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