Building Evidence for Legal Decision Making in Real Time Legal Triage in Public Health Emergencies
Hodge, J.G. Jr., Lant, T., Arias, J., and Jehn, M. (2011). Building Evidence for Legal Decision Making in Real Time: Legal Triage in Public Health Emergencies. (Free registration required.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 5(Suppl): S242 - S251.
The authors assessed real-time decision-making processes among legal and public health professionals during a fictitious public health emergency scenario and found that the perception of relevance of legal preparedness impacted decision-making. Lessons learned are shared for integration in future exercises or real public health emergencies.