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Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 207:
Allocation of Scarce Resources During Mass Casualty Events

Research Findings

Research Activities, August 2012:
Limited evidence on best strategies during a mass casualty event

Research Activities, April 2011:
Nursing shortage may have adverse impact on public health emergency preparedness

Research Activities, November 2010:
Heart-lung machine may be considered for certain patients with H1N1 influenza with acute respiratory failure

Research Activities, October 2010:
Pandemic, disaster could overwhelm U.S. critical care capacity in certain regions

Research Activities, June 2010:
Early and intensive intervention for a flu pandemic is effective and cost-effective

Research Activities, February 2010:
Trauma triage system tends to overestimate injury severity

Research Activities, January 2010:
Physicians aren't confident they can recognize infections from anthrax and other bioterrorism disease threats

Research Activities, December 2009:
A substantial number of adults stockpiled drugs for the avian flu outbreak in 2005

Research Activities, November 2009:
Physicians respond differently when recruited for public health and bioterrorism surveillance projects

Research Activities, September 2009:
U.S. emergency plan for AIDS relief in Africa has reduced HIV-related deaths, but not HIV prevalence

Research Activities, August 2009:
Common definitions and reverse triage can help hospital planners meet surge capacity demands during emergencies

Research Activities, April 2009:
AHRQ issues recommendations for safeguarding children during public health emergencies

Research Activities, February 2009:
A new model estimates emergency evacuation needs for health care facilities

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