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QuickStats: Percentage of Hospitals Having Plans or Conducting Drills for Attack by Explosion or Fire, by Urbanization of Area --- United States, 2003

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* 95% confidence interval.

Overall, approximately three fourths of hospital emergency response plans address explosive or incendiary attacks; however, only approximately one fifth of hospitals conduct drills to prepare for these types of attacks. Hospitals in metropolitan statistical areas are more likely to have such plans and to conduct drills than are hospitals in nonmetropolitan statistical areas.

SOURCE: Niska RW, Burt CW. Bioterrorism and mass casualty preparedness in hospitals: United States, 2003. Advance data from vital and health statistics; no. 364. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2005. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad364.pdf.



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