Keeping Patients Safe When Disaster Strikes

Wise, Robert A.
September 2006
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Fall2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p35
The article discusses the significance of hospital and community planning in maintaining the quality and safety of medical care under a disaster conditions. The author mentions several parameters that are related to hospital's resiliency including communications, utilities, sufficient number of staffs, enough clinical and non-clinical supplies, and security. He suggests that the characteristics of a hospital and community that lend resiliency to healthcare should be evaluated.


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