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Disaster Preparedness: Limitations in Federal Evacuation Assistance for Health Facilities Should be Addressed
Hurricane Katrina (HK) demonstrated difficulties i

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By Cynthia A. Bascetta (au)
Year: 2006
Pages: 51
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422308359

Hurricane Katrina (HK) demonstrated difficulties involved in evacuating communities & raised questions about how hospitals & nursing homes plan for evacuations & how the fed. government assists. This report assessed the evacuation of hospital patients & nursing home residents & examined: (1) the challenges hospital & nursing home admin. faced; (2) the extent to which limitations exist in the design of the Nat. Disaster Med. System to assist with patient evacuations; & (3) the fed. requirements for hospital & nursing home disaster & evacuation planning. The author reviewed documents & interviewed fed. officials, & interviewed hospital & nursing home admin. & state & local officials in areas affected by HK in MS & Hurricane Charley in FL.

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