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Costs Associated with Ebola Preparedness at a Freestanding Pediatric Assessment Center

  • Kari A. Simonsen (a1) (a2), Amber R. Phipps (a2), Mel Hall (a2), Brenda Heybrock (a2), Lindsay Hegemann (a2) and Debra Arnow (a2)...

Abstract

The 2014–2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak led US hospitals to prepare to treat Ebola patients, with significant attributable costs. A nationwide preparedness transition to a tiered approach allowed regional allocation of preparedness resources for Ebola frontline, assessment, and treatment hospitals. Preparedness costs for assessment centers were significant and largely uncompensated.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:1367–1369

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Address correspondence to Kari A. Simonsen, MD, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 982162 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2162 (kasimonsen@unmc.edu).

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Costs Associated with Ebola Preparedness at a Freestanding Pediatric Assessment Center

  • Kari A. Simonsen (a1) (a2), Amber R. Phipps (a2), Mel Hall (a2), Brenda Heybrock (a2), Lindsay Hegemann (a2) and Debra Arnow (a2)...

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