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The authors surveyed hospitals that provide emergency care to pediatric patients throughout the United States to “describe how pediatric patients are included in institutional disaster preparedness plans.” Most hospitals account for pediatric patients in their disaster plans, and those with an individual designated for pediatric disaster planning were more likely to specifically address the care of pediatric patients.