SARS and the Academic Health Sector

Gray, Jean
February 2005
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Feb2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
The article reports that when a health care crisis such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) strikes, both the assets and the liabilities of our systems of health care delivery, medical education, and the health research establishment in Canada are exposed. Toronto's experience makes clear the need for every health care region to develop a response plan to be implemented at the time of a health crisis. Information provided to the public needs to be focused, have accurate and clear content, and be provided to the media through news conferences that are held at a time of day that reflects media deadlines.


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