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Hospital Surge Model Version 1.3

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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The AHRQ Hospital Surge Model estimates the resources needed in your hospital(s) to treat casualties resulting from specific biological, chemical, nuclear, or radiological scenarios. For the selected scenario, the model estimates the number of casualties and the required hospital resources to treat the casualties.

This Description provides a complete discussion of the Hospital Surge Model and its assumptions that generate the estimates of casualties and resource needs.

Prepared by:

Tom Rich, Project Director
Rocco Casagrande, Principal Investigator
Nathaniel Hupert, Co-Principal Investigator
Myfanwy Callahan


Report Summary
Model and Web Site Overview
Chapter 1. Anthrax
Chapter 2. Smallpox
Chapter 3. Pandemic Flu
Chapter 4. Chlorine
Chapter 5. Mustard
Chapter 6. Sarin
Chapter 7. 1 KT and 10 KT Nuclear Device
Chapter 8. Radiological Dispersal Device
Chapter 9. Radiological Point Source
Chapter 10. Botulinum Neurotoxin
Chapter 11. Yersinia Pestis (Plague)
Chapter 12. Improvised Explosive Device

Funding and leadership to support "Hospital Surge Model" was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response through an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) contract to Abt Associates Inc. (Contract Nos. 290-20-06000-11I and HHSA290200600011I).

The opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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AHRQ Publication No. 10-M057-2-EF
Current as of September 2010


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