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Hospital Capacity during an Influenza Pandemic—Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009

  • Elissa Meites (a1), Daniel Farias (a2), Lucrecia Raffo (a2), Rachel Albalak (a3), Oreste Luis Carlino (a4), L. Clifford McDonald (a1) and Marc-Alain Widdowson (a3)...


At a major referral hospital in the Southern Hemisphere, the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic brought increased critical care demand and more unscheduled nursing absences. Because of careful preparedness planning, including rapid expansion and redistribution of the numbers of available beds and staff, hospital surge capacity was not exceeded.


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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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