Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers

Dan Hanfling, John Hick, and Clare Stroud Dan Hanfling, John Hick, and Clare Stroud (2013)
(You need free registration to download the book) Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. During such crises, hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used. Planning for these situations is necessary to provide the best possible health care during a crisis and, if needed, equitably allocate scarce resources