Understanding The Role Of The Rural Hospital Emergency Department In Responding To Bioterrorist Attacks And Other Emergencies: A Review Of The Literature And Guide To The Issues

Date
04/2004
Description

Reviews issues affecting rural hospitals' level of readiness for bioterrorist attack. Issues examined include physical capacity, sufficiency of health personnel, preparedness plans, disease surveillance systems, and communication/coordination. Concerns about funding cut across all the issues of preparedness.

Center
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Authors
Claudia Schur