The events of the 2009 influenza pandemic sparked discussion regarding the need to optimize delivery of care to those most severely ill. We propose in this conceptual study that a tiered regionalization care system be instituted for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Such system would be a component of national pandemic plans and could also be used in day-to-day operations.
- Critical care regionalization
- Mechanical ventilation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine