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Guidance for establishing crisis standards of care for use in disaster situations : a letter report / Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Bruce M. Altevogt ... [et al.], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Washington, DC : National Academies Press, c2009
book jacket
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Subject(s) Disaster medicine -- United States
Emergency medical services -- Utilization -- United States
Emergency management -- United States
Medical care -- Standards -- United States
Physical Description x, 150 : ill. ; 28 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-109)
Summary This report focuses on articulating current concepts and guidance that can assist state and local public health officials, healthcare facilities, and professionals in the development of systematic and comprehensive policies and protocols for crisis standards of care in disasters where resources are scarce, as well as provide guidance to clinicians, health care institutions, and state and local public health officials for how those crisis standards of care should be implemented in a disaster situation
Note Also issued online
Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Dept. of Health and Human services HHSP23320042509XI
Contents Background -- Methods -- Crisis standards of care: the vision -- Developing crisis standards of care protocols: a state public health authority process -- Ethical framework -- Community and provider engagement, education, and communication -- Legal issues in emergencies -- Operational implementation of crisis standards of care -- Conclusion
Alternate Author Altevogt, Bruce M
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations

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