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Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response During Superstorm Sandy

Office of the Inspector General. (2014). Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response During Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The authors surveyed 174 Medicare-certified hospitals located in declared disaster areas in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York during Superstorm Sandy and conducted 10 site visits and collected other types of data. They found that a small percent of hospitals (7%) evacuated during the storm (the rest sheltered in place). The report describes several cases of flooded hospitals and recommends continued community disaster collaboration.
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