Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles into International Disaster Response Plans – Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine – 23 January 2012

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Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles into International Disaster Response Plans – Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine – 23 January 2012

“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. Crisis standards of care can be defined as the level of health and medical care capable of being delivered during a catastrophic event. Nations and regions need a robust system to provide information to those who are involved in catastrophic events.

At the 17th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine, held May 31-June 3, 2011, in Beijing, 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. This document summarizes the workshop.”

 

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