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Planning for Resilience in Hospital Internal Disaster

Topics: Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health,

The report discusses hospital internal disaster planning, when a disruption occurs inside the hospital, as opposed to external disaster planning, when an external disaster causes a patient surge. The report aims to make a distinction between "crisis" and "disaster" for the sake of planning, discusses limitations of checklists as mode or measure of preparedness and limitations on foreknowledge of a crisis, and offers a series of recommendations to improve resilience during a crisis.

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