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Be Prepared — The Boston Marathon and Mass-Casualty Events

Biddinger, P.D., Baggish, A., Harrington, L., et al. (2013). Be Prepared — The Boston Marathon and Mass-Casualty Events. New England Journal of Medicine. 368:1958-1960.

The authors explain how the Boston-area medical community's prior emergency preparedness efforts and related exercises and drills contributed to their response to the Boston Marathon bombing. The authors highlight the presence of medical tents, the mobilization of communications and additional resources, and the activation of hospital emergency plans as helpful contributing factors .
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