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6. References

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4. Greenwald PW, Rutherford AF, Green RA, Giglio J. Emergency department visits for home medical device failure during the 2003 North America blackout. Acad Emerg Med 2004;11(7):786-789.

5. Laditka SB, Laditka JN, Cornman CB, Davis CB, Chandlee MJ. Disaster preparedness for vulnerable persons receiving in-home, long-term care in South Carolina. Prehosp Disaster Med 2008;23(2):133-142.

6. Dougherty RP. Letter to Home Care Services and Hospice Administrators. Albany, NY: New York State Department of Health; May 2005.

7. Sienkiewicz J, Wilkinson G, Cubbage B. 2007. A patient classification system for emergency events. Home Healthc Nurse 2007; 25(6):378-385.

8. National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Emergency Preparedness Packet for Home Health Agencies. Washington, DC: National Association for Home Care and Hospice; 2008. Available at [PDF Help]. Exit Disclaimer Last accessed April 26, 2010.

9. Dyer CB, Regev M, Burnett J, Festa N, Cloyd B. SWiFT: a rapid triage tool for vulnerable older adults in disaster situations. Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2008;2(Suppl 1):S45-S50.

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