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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 of the 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.” Volume 1, Section 3 provides an overview of legal and liability issues in catastrophic disasters. Legal and regulatory issues are a frequently discussed point in other areas of the document as well.
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