Inadequate Emergency Stockpiles Could Disrupt Patient Care during a Public Health Emergency

January 12, 2022 | Evaluations & Guidance


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Emergency stockpiles that are insufficient to meet the needs of the community in the event of a widespread health emergency, natural disaster, or other crisis can result in a disruption of care, potentially leading to harm to patients and healthcare providers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical supplies and equipment in local, state, and national emergency stockpiles have not always been ready for use. There have been numerous reports of:

Shortcomings such as these can compromise the ability...

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