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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Evaluation of the Metropolitan Medical Response Program.
Preparing for terrorism : tools for evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System program / Frederick J. Manning and Lewis Goldfrank, editors ; Committee on Evaluation of the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine.
p. ; cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0-309-08428-8 (pbk.)
1. Disaster medicine. 2. Emergency medical services. 3. Terrorism—Health aspects. 4. Weapons of mass destruction—Health aspects. 5. Emergency management. 6. Health planning.
[DNLM: 1. Disaster Planning—organization & administration. 2. Emergency Medical Services—organization & administration. 3. Health Planning. 4. Program Evaluation—methods. 5. Terrorism. WX 185 I59p 2002] I. Manning, Frederick J. II. Goldfrank, Lewis R., 1941- III. Title.
RA645.5 .I54 2002
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