Swine origin influenza A (H1N1) virus and ICU capacity in the US

Marya D. Zilberberg, Christian E Sandrock, Andrew Shorr

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We developed a model simulating the potential impact of influenza H1N1 pandemic on the volume of acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation (ARF-MV) and the accompanying mortality rate in the US. We calculate that 46 million people will contract the infection, resulting in 2.7 million hospitalizations, 331,587 episodes of ARF-MV and nearly 200,000 deaths, suggesting that the US may require the ability to provide MV at a volume approximately 33% over the current annual use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberecurrents.RRN1009
JournalPLoS Currents
Issue numberAUG
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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