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National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters (HAvBED) System

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Figure 5: The Relationship Between Different Bed Statuses

Figure depicts two concentric circles. The outer circle is labeled 'Licensed.' The inner circle is labeled 'Staffed,' and divided into 3 parts like a pie chart; the largest section, approximately 80 percent of the circle, is labeled 'Occupied,' and the two smaller section, each approximately 10 percent of the circle, are labeled 'Unstaffed' and 'Vacant/Unavailable.'  Below the circles, a key reads: 'Staffed Beds = Vacant/Available Beds + Occupied Beds.  Physical Available Beds = Staffed + Unstaffed Beds.'

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