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Surge Capacity

Surge capacity is the health care system's ability to expand quickly beyond normal services to meet an increased demand for medical care in the event of bioterrorism or other large-scale public health emergencies.
OSDH is currently drafting guidelines for adapted standards of care.  If you have any comments please contact the Statewide Medical Response Systems Coordinator at (405) 271-0900 or to email your comments click here.

Altered Standards of Care

For more information, visit the links below:

Topic Collection: Hospital Surge Capicity and Immediate Bed Availability (click here)

AHRQ: Surge Capacity Toolkit (click here)

CDC's In a Moment's Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings (pdf)

CDC's Surge Capacity Templates (click here)

SARS Preparedness Planning (click here) 

OSDH Guidelines for Creating Isolation Capacity [PDF, 1MB]

Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events (click here)

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