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Hospital Emergency Readiness Overview study.

Kollek, Daniel; Cwinn, A Adam.
Prehosp Disaster Med ; 26(3): 159-65, 2011 Jun.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22107765
In 2001, a survey of Canadian emergency departments indicated significant deficiencies in disaster preparedness. Since then, there have been efforts on the part of Provincial governments to remedy this situation. This survey repeats the original study with minor modifications to determine if there has been improvement. The Hospital Emergency Readiness Overview study demonstrates that despite improvements, there remain gaps in Canadian healthcare facility readiness for disaster, specifically one involving contaminated patients. It also highlights the lack of any standardized assessment of healthcare facilities' chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear readiness.