GAO Report on Hospital Disaster Preparedness

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 21, 2006

Disaster Preparedness: Limitations in Federal Evacuation Assistance for Health Facilities Should be Addressed GAO-06-826, and Highlights, July 20, 2006.

  • “Hurricane Katrina demonstrated difficulties involved in evacuating communities and raised questions about how hospitals and nursing homes plan for evacuations and how the federal government assists. Due to broad-based congressional interest, GAO assessed the evacuation of hospital patients and nursing home residents.”
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