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Table 1 Administrative operational support

From: Preparedness of institutions around the world for managing patients with Ebola virus disease: an infection control readiness checklist

  Hospitals that (would) take care of EDV patients Other hospitals Significance
Administrative/Operational support In place Action needed In place Action needed
IPC is represented in the Hospital Operations Team preparing for EVD 57 (69.5) 4 (4.9) 46 (63.9) 3 (4.2) 0.7
There is a notification system to alert the hospital Operations and Infection Control of suspect cases of EVD 61 (73.5) 7 (8.4) 51 (70.8) 3 (4.2) 0.4
Daily surveillance reports are circulated on unexpected deaths in hospital 20 (24.1) 30 (36.1) 15 (20.8) 23 (31.9) 0.62
Daily surveillance reports are circulated on unexplained illness in travelers 30 (36.6) 26 (31.7) 19 (26.4) 25 (34.7) 0.5
“Frontline” staff are aware of the surveillance systems and know how to notify suspect cases of EVD 56 (68.3) 11 (13.4) 43 (60.6) 6 (8.5) 0.1
There are plans in place to conduct regular in-house exercises to test systems put in place 41 (49.4) 18 (21.7) 20 (27.8) 14 (19.4) < 0.01
A policy is in place to implement appropriate measures upon the notification of the first suspect case in the institution 57 (70.4) 12 (14.8) 48 (66.7) 11 (15.3) 0.9
A system is in place to monitor clusters of patients and staff with unexplained fever 27 (33.3) 30 (37.0) 19 (26.8) 29 (40.8) 0.67