Hospitals as Disaster Victims Lessons not Learned
Melnychuk, E., Sallade, T., and Kraus, C. (2022). Hospitals as Disaster Victims: Lessons not Learned? Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open .
The authors analyzed peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, and news articles and listed the following as barriers to successful disaster response: loss of power, water, heating and ventilation, communications, health information technology, staffing, supplies, safety and security, and structural and non-structural damage. They highlight consistent themes challenging hospitals and remind readers that traditional mitigation strategies still work to bolster resilience.