The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has tools and resources that can be used during emergency events and natural disasters to assist in response and recovery efforts.
Reopening a closed ("shuttered") hospital to expand surge capacity in an emergency requires significant planning. This Toolkit is a step-by-step guide to assist staff responsible for management, legal, facility, staffing, security, materials management, and transportation planning.
This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, and focused on post-event evacuations.
This report and the related interactive computer tools will help institutions and communities select alternate care facilities and determine which patients to send to them.
Page originally created August 2017