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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Locate Alternate Care Sites During an Emergency
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a tool to help State and local officials quickly locate alternate health care sites if hospitals are overwhelmed by patients due to a bioterrorism attack or other public health emergency. The alternate care site selection tool is included in a new report entitled, Rocky Mountain Regional Care Model for Bioterrorist Events.
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In the aftermath of a bioterrorist event or other public health emergency, hospitals may be overwhelmed by a sudden influx of patients. The alternate care site selection tool is designed to allow regional planners to locate and rank potential alternative sites—stadiums, schools, recreation centers, motels, and other venues—based on whether they have adequate ventilation, plumbing, food supply and kitchen facilities, and other factors.
Unzipping and Using Files
In addition to the Web version, the report can also be downloaded in a variety of formats. Information about each file—software format, size, and contents—is noted below in the file inventory and also in a file named "files.txt" in the zipped file.
Your browser may support downloading the files for the Report and Tool from this page by using the links below. Right click
on the link and then select "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Netscape®).
To unzip the zipped file downloaded to your computer, use Windows®
Explorer (Windows® 95 and higher) or File Manager (Windows®
3.x) to locate the file, and then double click on it.
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Current as of December 2004