Metrics of Baseline Vulnerability in Pediatrics Health Care Services Report
National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters. (2018). Metrics of Baseline Vulnerability in Pediatrics Health Care Services Report.
This report describes a list of metrics that could define the baseline status and vulnerability of an area’s ability to deliver pediatric healthcare following a disaster. Metrics are categorized by 3 overall categories: Community Characteristics (e.g., geographic isolation; percentage of children receiving free or subsidized school lunch); Pediatric Services (e.g., availability of pediatric primary care; pediatric inpatient capacity; pediatric transport capacity; access to pediatric trauma care); and Other Indicators (e.g., average Medicaid to Medicare payment ratio; hospitals’ inventory of specialized pediatric equipment and supply chain replenishment capability).