Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attacks An Analysis of the Preparedness of Hospitals for Managing Victims Affected by Chemical or Biological Weapons
Bennett, R.L. (2006). Chemical or Biological Terrorist Attacks: An Analysis of the Preparedness of Hospitals for Managing Victims Affected by Chemical or Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 3(1):67-75.
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.