A new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reviews evidence-based strategies to help health care providers and policymakers optimize the allocation of scarce resources during mass casualty events. Among other questions, the report looks at how to engage providers in developing and implementing available strategies and the public's key perceptions and concerns regarding their implementation. Prepared by the Southern California–RAND Evidence-based Practice Center, the report builds on the work of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations.

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