Rambhia, K., Waldhorn, R., Selck, F., et al. (2012). A Survey of Hospitals to Determine the Prevalence and Characteristics of Healthcare Coalitions for Emergency Preparedness and Response. (Abstract only.) Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. 10(3): 304-313.
The authors surveyed acute care hospitals across the U.S. and found that the coalition approach to disaster planning is almost universal. They provide recommendations for further development of healthcare coalitions and strategies for improving local and national preparedness.