Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2011). Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary.
Healthcare facilities in rural areas can be particularly challenged during a mass casualty incident (MCI) as local emergency medical service providers may be overwhelmed by 911 responses and unable to assist with patient forward movement. This summary reviews some of the contributing issues and potential solutions and highlights a broader range of issues for rural MCI response.