Implementing crisis standards of care during a community disaster
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July 1, 2012
In 2009, in the midst of the H1N1 pandemic, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a panel of experts to define and outline crisis standards of care, which would become a resource for healthcare facilities and local governments in times of dire need, when resources were at a bare minimum. Experts worried a second wave of H1N1 would overload the healthcare system countrywide.