Title

Should a reformed system be prepared for public health emergencies, and what does that mean anyway?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Winter 2008

Journal

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Volume

Volume 36, Issue 4

Inclusive Pages

716-721

Keywords

Civil Defense--organization & administration; Disaster Planning--organization & administration; Health Care Reform--organization & administration; Public Health--methods; Emergent Care; Health Reform

Abstract

Any reformed health care system must be able to react to and mitigate the consequences of a public health emergency. This article identifies four essential components of public health emergency preparedness, and presents measures that can be taken immediately to improve our capacity to respond to emergencies.

Peer Reviewed

1