Evacuate or shelter in place: A view from the water’s edge
J Emerg Manag
© 2018 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Hospitals are faced with the difficult decision as whether to evacuate their patients or shelter in place when a strong hurricane is predicted to affect the facility. This decision must balance for patients the risk of transport with the risk of staying. This article discusses the experience of a hospital faced with this problem in two consecutive years. The approach taken differed and the evaluation of the implications are discussed.
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School of Medicine
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