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Fig. 2 | Critical Care

Fig. 2

From: Preparing intensive care for the next pandemic influenza

Fig. 2

a Stages of mass critical care, with various ICU response thresholds. As a pandemic progresses, resources become scarce and there is increasing strain placed on the health care system from more cases [24]. b A potential triage strategy for various patient groups as the capacity of the ICU is slowly overwhelmed to streamline admissions without the greatest opportunity for benefit from ICU level care. Transparency is paramount in this process

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