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).