IOM Issues Toolkit on Developing Indicators and Triggers for Crisis Standards of Care

August 7, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a report, Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers, which contains key concepts, guidance, and practical resources to assist individuals across the emergency response system in developing plans for crisis standards of care and response to catastrophic disasters. Building on two previous IOM reports on crisis standards of care, this report examines indicators and triggers that guide the implementation of crisis standards of care and provides a discussion toolkit to help stakeholders establish indicators and triggers for their own communities. Depending on the nature of the indicator and data, different types of triggers and tactics may be required.

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