Public Health Emergency Preparedness
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Impact of Changing Surge Capacity (Text Description)
This chart has as its vertical axis Total Evac Time (hrs) with 0 to 100 hours in 20 hour increments. The horizontal axis is % of Surge Capacity, with percentages from 0% to 25%. At 5% surge capacity, evacuation of ALS patients exceeds the 72-hour limit at 80.6 hours. At 10% surge capacity, evacuation time decreases to approximately to slightly less than 55.6 hours. At 15%, the time decreases to 53.8 hours and at 20%, time decreases to only slightly to 53.2 hours.
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