January 12, 2015

Preparedness in European Union: a Survey on the Health Systems

Naturally occurring and man-made disasters have been increasing in the world, including Europe, over the past several decades. Health systems are a key part of any community disaster management system. The success of preparedness and prevention depends on the success of activities such as disaster planning, organization and training. PLOS: Currents Disasters released a study in which the aim was to evaluate health system preparedness for disasters in the 27 European Union member countries.

View the entire survey from PLOS online.