Ishida, K., Sawa, M., Fujiwara, K. et al. (2013). Study of Electrical Power Facilities and Measures for Planned Outages in Japanese Hemodialysis Clinics after the Great East Japan Earthquake. (Abstract only.) Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis. 17(1): 65-71.
The authors analyzed more than 175 questionnaires submitted by hemodialysis clinics to better understand how they handled the power outage that followed the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Nearly all of the clinics reported that they had established procedures to deal with future planned outages and nearly as many reported implementing lessons learned just after the disaster struck.