SteelFisher, G., Blendon, R., Brulé, A., et al. (2015). Physician Emergency Preparedness: A National Poll of Physicians. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 9(6):666-80.
Researchers conducted a national poll among 1,603 practicing physicians in a range of specialties in hospital and nonhospital settings to assess their preparedness and training for emergency response (among other things). Results indicated that there were significant gaps among physicians’ preparedness for public health emergencies, and their participation in trainings and other institutional preparedness activities. The authors recommend collaboration between hospitals and public health agencies to develop useful educational tools, and incorporate online resources into training.