CDC finds shortcomings in hospitals' disaster plans

03/27/2011 | ABC News

A CDC analysis of the 2008 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found only about 68% of 294 hospitals had planned response strategies for six events, including epidemic-pandemic disease outbreaks and bioterror attacks. The survey found 88% of hospitals made patient transfer agreements with other hospitals for adults in case of patient overload, but only 56.2% did for children.

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