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Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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This guide is designed to help organize the initial assessment of a hospital upon return after an evacuation/closure due to an emergency event.

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Prepared by:
Abt Associates

Richard Zane, M.D., Principal Investigator
Paul Biddinger, M.D., Principal Investigator
Jessie Gerteis, M.P.H.
Andrea Hassol, M.S.P.H.


About This Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide
How to Use This Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide
Other Considerations for Hospital Assessments
Hospital Assessment Teams
Hospital Assessment Assignments
   Administration (ADMIN)
   Facilities (FACILITIES)
   Security and Fire Safety (SAFETY)
   Information Technology and Communications (IT/COMM)
   Biomedical Engineering (BIOMED)
   Medical (MEDICAL)
   Ancillary Services (ANCILLARY)
   Materials Management (MATERIALS)
   Building and Grounds Maintenance/Environmental Services (BUILDING)
   Support Services (SUPPORT)
Appendix A: Technical Expert Panel Members


The Hospital Assessment and Recovery Guide was produced under a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS's) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with Abt Associates (Contract No. 290-20-0600-011). HHS's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) provided additional support.

The authors of this report are responsible for its content. No statement in the report should be construed as an official position of HHS, HRSA, AHRQ, or ASPR.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without permission except those copyrighted materials noted for which further reproduction is prohibited without specific permission of copyright holders.

AHRQ Publication No. 10-0081
Current as of May 2010

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