A conceptual approach to improving care in pandemics and beyond: Severe lung injury centers

Amesh A. Adalja, Matthew Watson, Richard E. Waldhorn, Eric S. Toner

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318.e9-318.e15
JournalJournal of Critical Care
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Critical care regionalization
  • ECMO
  • Influenza
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Pandemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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