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Hospital preparedness for weapons of mass destruction incidents: an initial assessment.

Authors
  • Treat, K N
  • Williams, J M
  • Furbee, P M
  • Manley, W G
  • Russell, F K
  • Stamper, C D Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2001
Volume
38
Issue
5
Pages
562–565
Identifiers
PMID: 11679869
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hospitals in this sample do not appear to be prepared to handle WMD events, especially in areas such as mass decontamination, mass medical response, awareness among health care professionals, health communications, and facility security. Further research is warranted, including a detailed assessment of WMD preparedness using a statistically valid sample representative of hospital emergency personnel at the national level.

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