Crane, J., McCluskey, J., Johnson, G., and Harbison, R. (2010). Assessment of Community Healthcare Providers Ability and Willingness to Respond to Emergencies Resulting From Bioterrorist Attacks. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. 3(1):13-20.
The authors surveyed physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in Florida in 2009 to assess their ability and willingness to respond to bioterrorist attacks. Only 32% were determined to be competent and willing to respond, with the lowest competency seen in the ability to identify cases and the ability to communicate risk to others. Previous training and drill participation were found to be significant predictors of preparedness.