Brown, D.W., Young, S.L., Engelgau, M.M., and Mensah, G.A. (2008). Evidence-Based Approach for Disaster Preparedness Authorities to Inform the Contents of Repositories for Prescription Medications for Chronic Disease Management and Control. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 23(5):447-57.
The authors of this study provide the first step in an evidence-based approach to inform the planning, periodic review, and revision of repositories of chronic disease medications, which would be helpful for rapid response to public health emergencies. The article identifies the most-prescribed medication classes of drugs as a start to outpatient planning.