Resiliency, Adaptability & Scalability
By Teresa Endres, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, AAH for MEDICAL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN MAGAZINE
Examining surge and flex strategies to accommodate influx of patients.
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome pandemic of 2002-04 resulted in more than 8,000 cases and an estimated 774 deaths worldwide. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and Singapore bore the brunt, accounting for more than 90% of the cases and deaths. The United States recorded 27 cases and no deaths.
SARS made an impression on the healthcare community of the hardest-hit countries, and accommodations for pandemics – including surge-and-flex facilities in hospitals – became a priority. For the U.S. it presented an opportunity to learn from others’ misfortune and to prepare for a day when a similar pandemic might plague America.
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