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Emergency Preparedness: States are Planning for Medical Surge, but Could Benefit from Shared Guidance for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources
Potential terrorist attacks and the possibility of

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By Cynthia A. Bascetta (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 53
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437907873

Potential terrorist attacks and the possibility of naturally occurring disease outbreaks have raised concerns about the “surge capacity” of the nation’s health care systems to respond to mass casualty events. This report identified 4 key components of preparing for a medical surge: (1) increasing hospital capacity; (2) identifying alternate care sites; (3) registering medical volunteers; and (4) planning for altering established standards of care. The author was asked to examine: (1) what assistance the fed. gov’t. has provided to help states prepare for medical surge; (2) what states have done to prepare for a medical surge; and (3) concerns states have identified related to medical surge. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

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