State Efforts to Plan for Medical Surge Could Benefit from Shared Guidance for Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

Bascetta, Cynthia A.
January 2010
GAO Reports;1/25/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article discusses the assessment of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the emergency preparedness of U.S. states. GAO found that more than one half of the 50 states had met or close to meet the criteria for medical-surge-related sentinel indicators for hospital capacity in 2006. It states that 20 states are developing bed reporting systems and coordinate with veterans and military hospitals in the expansion of hospital capacity.


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