Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (GHAREF) et al. (2010). Regional Planning Guide for Maintaining Essential Health Services in a Scarce Resource Environment.
This document uses a pandemic influenza scenario to describe a model for identifying essential health services and planning for how to ensure their continuation in a scarce resource environment. Coordination among Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 partners, roles and responsibilities of partners, and the need for consistent approaches to addressing ethical, legal, and risk communication issues are discussed.