Mobilization of Resources and Emergency Response on the National Scale

Surg Clin North Am. 2022 Feb;102(1):169-180. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2021.09.014.ABSTRACTMass casualty incidents are increasingly common. They are defined by large numbers of patients arriving nearly simultaneously, overwhelming available resources needed for optimal care. They require rapid mobilization of resources to provide optimal outcomes and limit disability and death. Because the mechanism of injury in a mass casualty incident is often traumatic in nature, surgeons should be aware of the critical role they play in planning and response. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is a notable, resulting in a sustained surge of critically ill patients. Initial response requires local mobilization of resources; large-scale events potentially require a national response.PMID:34800385 | DOI:10.1016/j.suc.2021.09.014
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