Surge capacity evaluation of an emergency department in case of mass casualty

Young Hoon Lee, Heeyeon Seo, Farrukh Rasheed, Kyung Sup Kim, Seung Ho Kim, Incheol Park

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Abstract

Health care has experienced many silos efforts to address mitigation and preparedness for large scale emergencies or disasters that can bring catastrophic consequences. All professionals and experts in this area have each developed relatively independent efforts to enhance emergency response of a health care facility in case of some disaster, but the need of the time is to integrate all these crucially important initiatives. A comprehensive surge management plan that provides coherent strategic guidance and tactical directions should be developed and implemented on priority in each health care installation on facility level followed by its integration with state surge management plan for optimum use or high utilization of space, resources and services. This research uses the concept of daily surge status and capacity of a health care facility, its relationship and the need of its effective integration with state level surge management plan which is a relatively new area to be considered. The simulation modeling and analysis technique is used for the modeling of an emergency department of a health care facility under consideration and after having an insight of the prevailing situation, few crowding indices were developed while considering resource capacities for the purpose of using them appropriately to reflect facility's daily surge status when required. The crowding indices as developed will highlight health care facility AS-IS situation after a specific time interval as defined by the management and will actuate relevant surge control measures in the light of developed surge management plan to effectively and efficiently cater for the surge and for restoration of normal facility working and operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Eng. Business Continuity and Education-Int. Conf ASEA, DRBC and EL 2011,Held as Part of the Future Generation Inf. Technology Conf. FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011,Proc.
Pages522-531
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 23
Event2011 Int.Conf.on Advanced Software Eng.and Its Applications,ASEA 2011,Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity,DRBC 2011,and Education and Learning,EL 2011,Held as Part of the 3rd Int.Mega-Conf.on Future-Generation Inform.Tech.FGIT 2011 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2011 Dec 82011 Dec 10

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume257 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other2011 Int.Conf.on Advanced Software Eng.and Its Applications,ASEA 2011,Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity,DRBC 2011,and Education and Learning,EL 2011,Held as Part of the 3rd Int.Mega-Conf.on Future-Generation Inform.Tech.FGIT 2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11/12/811/12/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Lee, Y. H., Seo, H., Rasheed, F., Kim, K. S., Kim, S. H., & Park, I. (2011). Surge capacity evaluation of an emergency department in case of mass casualty. In Software Eng. Business Continuity and Education-Int. Conf ASEA, DRBC and EL 2011,Held as Part of the Future Generation Inf. Technology Conf. FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011,Proc. (pp. 522-531). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 257 CCIS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27207-3_57