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Recommendations for a National Mass Patient and Evacuee Movement, Regulating, and Tracking System

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Exhibit 4.2: Summary of Resource Availability Data in The National System, By Phase

Phase Resource Baseline Inventory Availability Estimates

Phase I

Hospital beds

All hospitals reporting to the AHA

Hospital beds (assuming HAvBED is operational)

Nursing home beds

All nursing homes reporting to CMS

None

Disaster shelter beds

All Red Cross disaster shelters

All Red Cross disaster shelters (assuming National Shelter System is operational)

Ground ambulances

Major owners only

None

Helicopter ambulances

Major owners only

None

Buses

Major owners only

None

Trains

Major owners only

None

Phase II

Hospital beds

All hospitals reporting to the AHA

Hospital beds (assuming HAvBED is operational)

Nursing home beds

All nursing homes reporting to CMS

Assess feasibility of obtaining availability estimates from all nursing homes

Disaster shelter beds

All Red Cross disaster shelters

All Red Cross disaster shelters (assuming National Shelter System is operational)

Ground ambulances

Major and mid-range owners

Assess feasibility of obtaining availability estimates from major owners

Helicopter ambulances

Major and mid-range owners

Assess feasibility of obtaining availability estimates from major owners

Buses

Major and mid-range owners

Assess feasibility of obtaining availability estimates from major owners

Trains

Major and mid-range owners

Assess feasibility of obtaining availability estimates from major owners

Later Phases

Other TBD resources

TBD

TBD

Note on Abbreviations: AHA = American Hospital Association; CMS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; HAvBED = Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters; TBD = To Be Determined.

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