Savoia, E., Agboola, F., and Biddinger, P. (2012). Use of After Action Reports (AARs) to Promote Organizational and Systems Learning in Emergency Preparedness. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 9(8): 2949-2963.
The authors performed a structured review of after-action reports to analyze how lessons learned from the response to real-incidents may be used to maximize knowledge management and quality improvement practices such as the design of public health emergency preparedness exercises. Key areas of common problems were identified from a search of the Lessons Learned Information System database that may help develop objectives for community testing.