Ask ECRI: Preparing for High-Risk Infectious Diseases: Issues to Consider

January 12, 2015 | Health System Risk Management


​Healthcare and aging services organizations should include an appendix for infectious diseases in their emergency plans. However, cases of Ebola in the United States in 2014 revealed opportunities for improvement in organizations' plans for responding to high-risk infectious diseases.

Organizations should take a systems approach to formulating their overall program for managing high-risk infectious diseases. Each facet of the program should take into consideration each...

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