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dc.contributor.author Smith, Susan M.
dc.contributor.author Gorski, June
dc.contributor.author Vennelakanti, Hari Chandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-02T20:35:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-02T20:35:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Smith S.M., J. Gorski and Hari Chandra Vennelakanti, Disaster Preparedness Response: A Challenge for Hospitals in Earthquake Prone Countries, The International Journal of Emergency Management Vol. 7, Nos. 3/4 2010 pp. 209-220. en
dc.identifier.uri http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=37006&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=or en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14327
dc.description.abstract An effective and immediate response from hospital personnel is critical to meet the needs of affected populations at the time of an earthquake disaster. Hospitals need to develop, practise and continuously update an effective disaster/emergency medical response plan. Communities and impacted regions cannot depend on immediate medical and humanitarian aid from other outside sources to meet medical care needs during the first three to five days following an earthquake. How hospitals in earthquake-prone countries such as India, Pakistan and Haiti can improve their medical response is discussed. This discussion of methods to improve effective disaster response of the medical and public health community includes a description of important efforts to enhance hospital accreditation, increase personnel training, and use a response capacity checklist. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher InderScience Publishers en
dc.subject hospitals; disaster preparedness; earthquakes; emergency response; emergency management; hospital personnel; hospital response; medical response planning; public health. en
dc.title Disaster preparedness and response: a challenge for hospitals in earthquake-prone countries en
dc.type Article en


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