Medical Surge Capacity and Capability: A Management System for Integrating Medical and Health Resources During Large-Scale Emergencies [open pdf - 4MB]
"The basis of the MSCC handbook is the 'Medical and Health Incident Management (MaHIM) System', the first published U.S. effort to conceptually address the complex health and medical issues that arise during major medical incidents. The MaHIM model provides a comprehensive system description of the functional components critical to effective response for any mass casualty event. It further describes the processes that coordinate these functions to limit morbidity and mortality after exposure to a hazard. The MSCC Management System extracts key concepts from MaHIM to develop practical, operational guidance for medical and health emergency planners. The MSCC handbook presents a system for management integration that ranges from the individual healthcare facility (HCF) through jurisdictional, State, and Federal Government levels."
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