Emergency medical response strategy proved critical to sustaining Georgia's health infrastructure

Mason, Christopher
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/7/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 8, p762
Academic Journal
The article discusses the ability of Georgia to sustain its health care system after a brief war with Russia. It states that the nation's ability to respond to the medical crisis with quickness was subject to several errors which leads to inefficiency. It mentions that support system was set up to ensure that the conflict experienced by the nation in its past fight would not be experienced again. According to international experts, the key to maintain a functional health care system during wartime is the domestic leadership in the emergency response. Furthermore, by ensuring health care system during wartime, Georgia has survived though long-term recovery efforts is needed.


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