Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner

Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

6. Mass Casualty Events

Text Description is below the image.
  • Dislocation and confusion (9/11, Katrina)
  • Common need to meet overwhelming volume of "missing person" requests
  • RLS, limited to recent ADT messages

A graphic depicts how emergency call centers contact a patient index. Call center asks if there are records for the missing person. Index sends location of any records (This step is highlighted with a large number 6). The patient index and data sources connect through locator. Source sends index information.


"etch server model"

Previous Slide Previous Slide         Contents         Next Slide Next Slide


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care