State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Medical Surge

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, OEI-02-08-00210, September 2009

This report determines the extent to which selected States and localities have prepared for a medical surge in response to an influenza pandemic and have conducted and documented exercises that test their medical surge preparedness. We found that although the selected States and localities that we reviewed are making progress in preparing for a medical surge, more needs to be done to improve States’ and localities’ ability to respond to an influenza pandemic.

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