Safe Hospitals: A Shared Responsibility, a Goal We Can Reach.

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    • Abstract:
      The author discusses the role of health facilities such as hospitals during emergencies and disasters. The author says that the earthquakes felt in Chile, Haiti, and Japan have showed the loss of health services including intensive care units, operating rooms, and emergency rooms had to be covered by setting up field hospitals. He mentions the importance of preventing the hospitals' structural collapse to protect the patients and health workers' lives.