Learning from Terrorist Mass Casualty Incidents A Global Survey
Tallach, R. Einav, S., Brohi, K., et al. (2021). Learning from Terrorist Mass Casualty Incidents: A Global Survey. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 128(2): E168-E179.
The authors surveyed physicians who had played a leadership role in their hospital's response to a terrorist mass casualty incident (MCI). The first survey was open ended and revealed that human resources (and not space or supplies) were respondents' primary strengths and concerns during these incidents. In a follow up quantitative survey, participants ranked the following as top areas for improvement: re-triage at hospital (90% agreement), coordination roles (85% agreement), flexibility (100% agreement), and large-scale exercises (95% agreement).