Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Immediate Bed Availability (IBA) is a means to provide appropriate levels of care to all patients during a disaster. Healthcare Coalitions (HCCs) provide the foundation and partnerships required to execute IBA. IBA makes 20% of staffed hospital beds in an HCC available to higher acuity patients within four (4) hours of a disaster. Through IBA, HCCs identify lower acuity patients and provide them with appropriate levels of care. IBA increases an HCC’s ability to create medical surge capacity for both “no notice” and slower evolving disasters.
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