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The Resource Medical surge capacity : workshop summary, Bruce M. Altevogt ... [et al.], rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)

Medical surge capacity : workshop summary, Bruce M. Altevogt ... [et al.], rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)

Label
Medical surge capacity : workshop summary
Title
Medical surge capacity
Title remainder
workshop summary
Statement of responsibility
Bruce M. Altevogt ... [et al.], rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"During natural disasters, disease pandemics, terrorist attacks, and other public health emergencies, the health system must be prepared to accommodate a surge in the number of individuals seeking medical help. For the health community, a primary concern is how to provide care to individuals during such high demand, when the health system's resources are exhausted and there are more patients than the system can accommodate. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop June 10-11, 2009, to assess the capability of and tools available to federal, state, and local governments to respond to a medical surge. In addition, participants discussed strategies for the public and private sectors to improve preparedness for such a surge. The workshop brought together leaders in the medical and public health preparedness fields, including policy makers from federal agencies and state and local public health departments; providers from the health care community; and health care and hospital administrators. This document summarizes the workshop."--Publisher's description
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YDXCP
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Altevogt, Bruce M
  • Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
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  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Disaster Planning
  • United States
Label
Medical surge capacity : workshop summary, Bruce M. Altevogt ... [et al.], rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Goals and objectives -- The communications challenge: definitions, standards, and metrics -- Legal authorities and government support -- An Integrated approach to alternate care -- Establishing alternate care facilities -- Creating situational awareness: a systems approach -- -- At-risk populations: behavioral health effects and medical needs -- Fatality management strategies -- Ramping down and recovery from a mass-casualty incident -- Financing surge capacity and preparedness -- Conclusions
Control code
1532200
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xiii, 162 p.
Isbn
9780309146746
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Medical surge capacity : workshop summary, Bruce M. Altevogt ... [et al.], rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Goals and objectives -- The communications challenge: definitions, standards, and metrics -- Legal authorities and government support -- An Integrated approach to alternate care -- Establishing alternate care facilities -- Creating situational awareness: a systems approach -- -- At-risk populations: behavioral health effects and medical needs -- Fatality management strategies -- Ramping down and recovery from a mass-casualty incident -- Financing surge capacity and preparedness -- Conclusions
Control code
1532200
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 162 p.
Isbn
9780309146746
Specific material designation
remote

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