FluSurge : software to estimate the impact of an influenza pandemic on hospital surge capacity
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FluSurge : software to estimate the impact of an influenza pandemic on hospital surge capacity

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      FluSurge2.0 Beta Test Version

      On cover: Preparing for the next influenza pandemic.

      Planning ahead in preparation for an influenza pandemic, with its potentially very high morbidity and mortality rates, is essential for hospital administrators and public health officials. To this end, FluSurge helps you estimate the impact of an influenza pandemic on your community. It has been designed to demonstrate the need to plan for a surge in demand for hospital services during the next pandemic, and to provide a method to estimate demand for these services, which can be used to plan the allocation of scarce resources.

      Based on census data and estimates of hospital resources (non-ICU [Intensive Care Unit] hospital beds, ICU beds, and mechanical ventilators) provided by you in a given area (e.g., a city, a state), FluSurge estimates the number of hospitalizations and deaths of an influenza pandemic (whose length and virulence are determined by you) and compares the number of persons hospitalized, the number of persons requiring ICU care, and the number of persons requiring ventilator support during a pandemic with existing hospital capacity.

      Suggested citation: Zhang X, Meltzer MI, Wortley P. FluSurge2.0: a manual to assist state and local public health officials and hospital administrators in estimating the impact of an influenza pandemic on hospital surge capacity (Beta test version). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2005.


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