Differentiating Large-scale Surge versus Daily Surge

J. Lee Jenkins, Robert E. O'Connor, David C. Cone

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This breakout session at the Academic Emergency Medicine 2006 Consensus Conference examined how baseline overcrowding impedes the ability of emergency departments to respond to sudden, unexpected surges in demand for patient care. Differences between daily and catastrophic surge were discussed, and the need to invoke a hospital-wide response to surge was explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1169-1172
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006


  • disasters
  • emergency departments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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