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Tip of the week: National preparedness is the next step

Hospital Safety Insider, April 30, 2009

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The Center of Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says that although hospitals are better prepared for catastrophes compared to eight years ago, there is still more work to be done at a national level.

Hospitals Rising to the Challenge: The First Five Years of the U.S. Hospital Preparedness Program and Priorities Going Forward,” evaluates the US Department of Health and Human Services Hospital Preparedness Program, established in 2002 after the September 11 attacks. Although this program has helped healthcare facilities respond much more efficiently to catastrophic emergencies at state or county levels, the report notes that further federal guidance for Healthcare Coalitions is required to build a more robust national system.



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