Friday, September 09, 2005

Rapid Response to Katrina; the Medics

Michael Brown's FEMA appears to have set a record providing emergency medical care for Katrina's victims:

The medical evacuation effort for Hurricane Katrina represents the largest deployment of public health officials in U.S. history.

According to Dr. Chris Trevino, the 800-bed medical facility at LSU is the largest acute-care field hospital ever created in U.S. history. Approximately 6,000 patients affected by Hurricane Katrina have been cared for in Pete Maravich Assembly Center in the last week.

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