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Minding the Gaps: Creating Resilience in Health Care

Topics: Healthcare and Public Health,

This article examines the shortcomings of today's healthcare sector in being able to handle and recover from unforeseen disasters or drastic changes in demand. It also identifies the faults in some common notions such as standardization, which the article asserts can cause more harm than good. It provides suggestions for how the sector can become more resilient through measures such as increasing IT, changing response strategies, and developing a scientific approach to risk prediction and prevention.

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