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J Healthc Risk Manag. 1998 Spring;18(2):33-40.

Flood disaster preparedness: a retrospect from Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND, USA.

Abstract

Natural disasters often come without warning. The clinical, financial, and business risks can be enormous. Grand Forks' (ND) healthcare systems experienced a flooding disaster of unprecedented proportions in April of 1997. Planned and practiced disaster and evacuation procedures can significantly reduce a healthcare facilities' risk to life, health, and safety. This article retrospectively analyzes disaster preparation and the complete evacuation of the facilities' patients.

PMID:
10185076
DOI:
10.1002/jhrm.5600180206
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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