Public Health Emergency Preparedness
This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.
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We thank Jonathan M. Links, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental
Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health,
and Trish M. Perl, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine, for their valuable advice on this document. We also
thank Christine O. Salamacha and Margaret A. Harlow of the Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory, and Otto Guedelhoefer and Patricia Peer at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine for their assistance with the preparation
of the document.
This document was developed by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based
Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0018 from the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. The content of this document is intended
to provide guidance for hospital disaster drill evaluation and should not be
construed as representing standards of care or recommendations on how to respond
to specific types of disasters. No statement in this document should be construed
as an official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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