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Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: The Essentials

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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Authors of the Original Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources

Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources: The Essentials is a condensation of the Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide, published by AHRQ in 2007 (AHRQ Pub. No. 07-0001). We remain indebted to the expert teams who authored chapters of the original report.

Ethical Considerations

Mark Roberts, Ph.D.
Professor of Economy
Department of Health Policy Management
Harvard University

Evan G. DeRenzo, Ph.D.
Center for Ethics
Washington Hospital Center

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Assessing the Legal Environment

James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Executive Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health
Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities

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Prehospital Care

Edward Gabriel, M.P.A., AEMT-P
Director of Crisis Management
The Walt Disney Corporation

George Foltin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bellevue Hospital

Paul Maniscalco, M.P.A., EMT-P
Assistant Professor/Chief Researcher
Homeland Security Policy Institute
The George Washington University

Richard Serino, EMT-P
Boston Emergency Medical Service

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Hospital/Acute Care

John L. Hick, M.D., Team Lead
Assistant Professor
Emergency Department
Hennepin County Medical Center

Gabor Kelen, M.D.
Director, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
Professor and Chair, Director of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University

Daniel O'Laughlin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota/Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Lewis Rubinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Health Officer
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Deschutes County Health Department
Bend Memorial Clinic

Richard Waldhorn, M.D.
Distinguished Scholar
Center for Biosecurity
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dennis P. Whalen
Executive Deputy Commissioner
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza

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Alternative Care Sites

Stephen Cantrill, M.D., Team Lead
Associate Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center

Carl Bonnett, M.D.
Emergency Medical Services Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center

Dan Hanfling, M.D., FACEP
Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine
Inova Health System

Peter Pons, M.D. (Also in Prehospital Care)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Senior Technical Physician, Emergency Department
Denver Health Medical Center

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Palliative Care

Marianne Matzo, Ph.D., APRN, B.C., FAAN
Professor and Frances E. and Earl Ziegler Chair in Palliative Care
Palliative Care Nursing
University of Oklahoma College of Nursing
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Anne M. Wilkinson, M.S., Ph.D.
Senior Social/Behavioral Scientist
Palliative Care Policy Center
RAND Corporation

Maria Gatto, M.A., APRN
Director of Palliative Care
Bon Secours Health System

Joanne Lynn, M.D., M.A., M.S.
Senior Natural Scientist
RAND Corporation

The bibliography and resources from the original Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources have been updated for this guide. Many of the authors above contributed to this update. We also appreciate the valuable input from the following:

Rachel E. Kaul, L.C.S.W., C.T.S.
Senior Public Health Analyst
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Secretary
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Sherline Lee, M.P.H.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Gamunu Wijetunge
U.S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Emergency Medical Services

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