Title

Critical Issues In Preparing For A Mass Casualty Event: Highlights From A New Community Planning Guide

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine, WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care

Comments

This item was originally published as : Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. September 2007, 5(3): 268-270.Original item available here

Abstract

To assist community planners in allocating scarce resources in a mass casualty event, the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response collaborated with leading experts on a series of issue papers on preparedness and response. These papers were presented at an expert meeting in Washington, DC, in June 2006. The papers, revised based on meeting discussions, have been published by AHRQ as Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide.

DOI

10.1089/bsp.2007.0024

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1089/bsp.2007.0024