Integrating Hospitals into Community Emergency Preparedness Planning
Braun, B., Wineman, N., Finn, N. et al. (2006). Integrating Hospitals into Community Emergency Preparedness Planning. Annals of Internal Medicine. 144 (11): 799-811.
The investigators developed and administered a nationwide survey questionnaire to assess the existence and character of hospital-community services linkages that facilitated the response to local emergencies. Most responding hospitals conducted community drills; analyzed threat vulnerability; and planned for additional supplies, equipment, and decontamination facilities. Other linkages were less widespread.