Costs Associated with Ebola Preparedness at a Freestanding Pediatric Assessment Center

Kari A Simonsen, Amber R. Phipps, Mel Hall, Brenda Heybrock, Lindsay Hegemann, Debra Arnow

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1367-1369
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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