Crisis Standards of Care A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response
Hanfling, D., Altevogt, B.M., Viswanathan, K., and Gostin, L.O. (eds.). (2012). Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response. Institute of Medicine. National Academies Press.
This report was designed to help authorities operationalize the concepts first developed in the 2009 Institute of Medicine (now known as the National Academy of Medicine) document titled, “Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations: A Letter Report.” It provides practical templates and toolkits for the emergency response disciplines and emphasizes the importance of a systems framework. This report also includes a “public engagement” template specifically to guide communities in hosting meetings and encourages the inclusion of citizens in their policy process. The “State and Local Government” section provides a function-based assessment at the end of the section that can be very helpful to emergency healthcare planners and providers.