Mona R. Loutfy*† , Tamara Wallington‡, Tim Rutledge†, Barbara Mederski†, Keith Rose†, Sue Kwolek†, Donna McRitchie†, Azra Ali†, Bryan Wolff†, Diane White†, Edward Glassman†, Marianna Ofner§, Don E. Low¶, Lisa Berger‡, Allison McGeer¶, Tom Wong§, David Baron†, and Glenn Berall†
Author affiliations: *McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; †North York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; ‡Toronto Public Health, Toronto, Ontario; §Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; ¶Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Figure 1. Tent assessment clinic built on ambulance loading dock for assessment of the general public for any symptom suggestive of severe acute respiratory syndrome. A, 40- x 20-foot tent constructed on the ambulance bay of the emergency department provided a spacious waiting area adjacent to the clinic area; B, inside the tent, eight cubicles were constructed with metal pipe frames and thick plastic walls, each ventilated with a custom-built ventilation system.
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