A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response

The National Academies Press has published Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response.

When a nation or region prepares for public health emergencies such as a pandemic influenza, a large-scale earthquake, or any major disaster scenario in which the health system may be destroyed or stressed to its limits, it is important to describe how standards of care would change due to shortages of critical resources. At the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, the IOM Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness sponsored a session that focused on the promise of and challenges to integrating crisis standards of care principles into international disaster response plans.

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM3 Comments


Clive Robinson April 6, 2012 1:35 PM

This is something we should be spending serious money on not faux terrorism.

One thing that worries me about security and health care is “implants” even at the best of times the comms protocols used in modern implants is insufficiently robust or secure and rarely follows any standard protocol.

With the significant rise in implants in the US (many medicaly questionable) this should be and is for some of considerable concern at the best of times but in a pandemic or other disaster it is potentialy a recipie for disaster for those with implants.

SnallaBolaget April 9, 2012 3:06 AM

“Catastrophic Disaster Response”? Wouldn’t that mean that the response is catastrophic? I feel a syntax error bluescreen coming on…

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