Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine – 2011

Posted on February 24, 2011. Filed under: Disaster Management, Rural Remote Health | Tags: |

Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine – 2011

“Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. The IOM’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop to examine the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities.”

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