Facilitating Hospital Emergency Preparedness Introduction of a Model Memorandum of Understanding
Hodge, J., Anderson, E., Kirsch, T., and Kelen, G. (2011). Facilitating Hospital Emergency Preparedness: Introduction of a Model Memorandum of Understanding. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 5(1):54-6.
Prolonged national emergencies (e.g., pandemics) stress the healthcare system and require significant and sustained coordination of staff, stuff, and space among healthcare within and across regions. Planners can use the information in this article to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to allocate scarce resources among providers across regions in the event of such an emergency.