JCAHO study calls on hospitals to become more fully involved in community disaster-readiness planning

July 2006
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2006, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p122
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The article deals with a study on the community disaster-readiness planning in U.S. hospitals conducted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The study finds that community-based preparation for and response to disasters will require more effective communication and planning among hospitals, public health agencies and community first responders such as fire, police and emergency medical services.


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