Alternate Care Systems: Stratification of Care

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Conference Proceeding

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The following is a white paper prepared for the June 10–11, 2009, workshop on medical surge capacity, hosted by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events. Dr Dan Hanfling discusses implementing a model of stratified care in a disaster, moving medical surge capacity planning beyond the hospital, and potential areas of future funding priorities.