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Swedish emergency hospital surgical surge capacity to mass casualty incidents.
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2020 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, ISSN 1757-7241, E-ISSN 1757-7241, Vol. 28, no 1, article id 12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: In Sweden the surgical surge capacity for mass casualty incidents (MCI) is managed by county councils within their dedicated budget. It is unclear whether healthcare budget constraints have affected the regional MCI preparedness. This study was designed to investigate the current surgical MCI preparedness at Swedish emergency hospitals.

METHODS: Surveys were distributed in 2015 to department heads of intensive care units (ICU) and surgery at 54 Swedish emergency hospitals. The survey contained quantitative measures as the number of (1) surgical trauma teams in hospital and available after activating the disaster plan, (2) surgical theatres suitable for multi-trauma care, and (3) surgical ICU beds. The survey was also distributed to the Armed Forces Centre for Defence Medicine.

RESULTS: 53 hospitals responded to the survey (98%). Included were 10 university hospitals (19%), 42 county hospitals (79%), and 1 private hospital (2%). Within 8 h the surgical capacity could be increased from 105 to 399 surgical teams, while 433 surgical theatres and 480 ICU beds were made available. The surgical surge capacity differed between university hospitals and county hospitals, and regional differences were identified regarding the availability of surgical theatres and ICU beds.

CONCLUSIONS: The MCI preparedness of Swedish emergency care hospitals needs further attention. To improve Swedish surgical MCI preparedness a national strategy for trauma care in disaster management is necessary.

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2020. Vol. 28, no 1, article id 12
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Surgery
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Health Care Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-407797DOI: 10.1186/s13049-020-0701-8PubMedID: 32093761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-407797DiVA, id: diva2:1417492
Available from: 2020-03-29 Created: 2020-03-29 Last updated: 2020-03-30Bibliographically approved

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