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Role of hospitalists in an offsite alternate care center (ACC) for pandemic flu Disclosure: Nothing to report.

By Christopher S. Kim, James C. Pile, Marie M. Lozon, William M. Wilkerson, Carrie M. Wright and Sandro Cinti

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Recent concerns about an influenza pandemic have highlighted the need to plan for offsite Alternate Care Centers (ACCs). The likelihood of a successful response to patient surges will depend on the local health systems' ability to prepare well in advance of an influenza pandemic. Our health system has worked closely with our state's medical biodefense network to plan the establishment of an ACC for an influenza pandemic. As hospitalists have expanded their roles in their local health systems, they are poised to play a major role in planning for the next influenza pandemic. Hospitalists should work with their health system's administration in developing an ACC plan. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009;4:546–549. © 2009 Society of Hospital Medicine

Publisher: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1002/jhm.509
OAI identifier: oai:deepblue.lib.umich.edu:2027.42/64517
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