Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attacks An Analysis of the Preparedness of Hospitals for Managing Victims Affected by Chemical or Biological Weapons

This article discusses findings from a survey of acute care hospitals in Mississippi to determine their readiness for biological, chemical, radiological, or other types of terrorist attacks . Tables illustrate participating hospitals’ demographics and select preparedness variables (e.g., plans and supplies). Overall, the author found that while efforts had improved, hospitals in this state lacked in “true” preparedness; areas for improvement are identified.
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