AHRQ Issues Emergency Planning Resources

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released two new resources to help emergency planners ensure residents with health needs receive appropriate care during a mass casualty event. One tool helps home care agencies, hospitals and emergency planners anticipate the needs of community-dwelling patients and assess their risk of hospitalization during an emergency. The other tool provides a compendium of resources for estimating the number of community-dwelling patients at risk during a mass casualty event.

06-03-2011 01:59 (EDT)