Should the government fund evacuation plans?

Accreditation Connection, February 27, 2009

A new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) suggests that the federal government should help fund a national system for moving and tracking patients during a disaster.

The AHRQ report proposes collection of information on patients and evacuees in a timely manner as they move or are transferred from one location to the next. The report estimates that initial development and testing of this plan would cost as much at $1.5 million to put in place.

To read the AHRQ report, click here.

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