Dobalian, A., Stein, J., Radcliff, T.A., et al. (2016). Developing Valid Measures of Emergency Management Capabilities within US Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals. (Abstract only.) Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 31(5):475-484.
The authors conducted statistical analyses to evaluate the development of a preparedness assessment tool for hospitals that are part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They found that the tool was an accurate predictor of hospital preparedness across six "mission areas" (e.g., program management, incident management, and safety and security).