Regions Respond to Catastrophes

Kirsch, Thomas D.; Schlegelmilch, Jeffrey; Strauss-Riggs, Kandra; Chandler, Thomas E.; Redlener, Irwin E.

In large-scale disasters that include but are not limited to detonation of an improvised nuclear device, a major earthquake, or another large hurricane striking a major US city, we will simultaneously lose health care system capacity with damage to facilities while needing to care for a surge of injured and ill people seeking care. This cannot be accomplished by a single or few facilities, but requires a region-wide plan.

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Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

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National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Health Policy and Management
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August 15, 2017