Recent terrorist actions have led hospitals to try to improve their preparedness for a mass casualty incident. The American Hospital Association convened an "Invitational Forum on Hospital Preparedness for Mass Casualties" on March 8-9, 2000 in Chicago, Il. It brought together a diverse group of hospital and governmental personnel to develop recommendations and strategies for hospitals, hospital associations, and the HHS Office of Emergency Preparedness. They discussed a large number of issues and preparedness needs grouped into four broad categories: community-wide preparedness, staffing, communications, and public policy.
|Author||P. L. L. Smolders|
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