Basic Disaster Preparedness of Rural Community Pharmacies in 5 States
Henkel, P. and Marvanova, M. (2019). Basic Disaster Preparedness of Rural Community Pharmacies in 5 States. (Free registration required; request full text from authors.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 14(3):329-334.
Community pharmacies in rural areas in North and South Dakota, West Virginia, Southern Oregon and Northern California were surveyed via telephone to determine their levels of disaster preparedness. The authors concluded that “being in a rural, low-income, or high-elderly area was associated with lower likelihood” of basic community pharmacy disaster preparedness.