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Medical Surge Capacity Focus of IOM Forum Workshop Summary

Feb 01, 2010

The Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events has published the Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary.
The Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop June 10-11, 2009, to assess the capability of and tools available to federal, state, and local governments to respond to a medical surge. In addition, participants discussed strategies for the public and private sectors to improve preparedness for such a surge. The workshop brought together leaders in the medical and public health preparedness fields, including policy makers from federal agencies and state and local public health departments; providers from the health care community; and health care and hospital administrators. Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary is now available here.