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Hospital Decision Making in the Wake of Katrina: The Case of New Orleans

by Lucy Arendt and Daniel Hess

The report is volume one in a series detailing post-Katrina field investigations by the MCEER team. The study examines New Orleans hospital decision-making as it relates to disaster preparedness and emergency response, and focuses on the 15 acute care hospitals that were the primary providers of patient care in the New Orleans area before the hurricane struck.

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