At 03:53 PM 1/10/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Does anyone know of statistical data  or other resources available to help
>determine the number of CCU or ICU beds which might be needed based upon
>population?  Thanks for any suggestions on how to calculate.
>Martha Pedigo, Librarian

Hi Martha,

Cannot help on sources of data but will suggest that you might want to
amend your question to take into account the illness burden of the
population served, at least insofar as the frequency and severity of the
illness burden requires CCU and ICU resources.  A lot of attention is being
given to this and could affect the actual demand for resources that is
different from a forecast simply based on population size.

Best regards,

Bill Braun

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