Public Health Emergency Preparedness
This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.
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U.S. Nursing Home and Hospital Facilities
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sponsored preparation of this atlas to support local/regional planning and response efforts in the event of a bioterrorism or other public health emergency.
In the atlas, there are case studies illustrating how nursing homes may be used to accommodate a surge of patients in six States. There are maps of selected health care facilities for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.
Section 1: Project Abstract
Section 2: Atlas Overview
Section 3: Case Study Series
Section 4: State-Specific Maps of Selected Health
Appendix A: Technical Notes
Appendix B: Individual State Data
By Elisabeth D. Root, M.A.; Justine L. Allpress; James C. Cajka, M.A.; Shari B. Lambert; Lucy A. Savitz, M.B.A., Ph.D.; and Shulamit L. Bernard, R.N., Ph.D. Prepared by RTI International for AHRQ under Contract No. 290-00-0018.
The authors of this report are responsible for its content. No statement in the report should be
construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
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AHRQ Publication No. 07-0029-2
Current as of April 2007