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Title:

A Survey of Hospitals to Determine the Prevalence and Characteristics of Healthcare Coalitions for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Authors:
Kunal J. Rambhia, Richard E. Waldhorn, Frederick Selck, Ambereen Kurwa Mehta, Crystal Franco, Eric S. Toner
Date posted:
August 02, 2012
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

Biosecur Bioterror 2012;10(3):304-313

Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI:
10.1089/bsp.2012.0022
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Introduction:

Previous reports have identified the development of healthcare coalitions as the foundation for disaster response across the United States. This survey of acute care hospitals characterizes the current status of participation by US hospitals in healthcare coalitions for emergency preparedness planning and response. The survey results show the nearly universal nature of a coalition approach to disaster response. The results suggest a need for wide stakeholder involvement but also for flexibility in structure and organization. Based on the survey results, the authors make recommendations to guide the further development of healthcare coalitions and to improve local and national response to disasters.

 

 

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