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Crisis Standards of Care



Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) was developed in 2009 by the Institute of Medicine in response to consecutive catastrophic disasters happening around the world. The report provides a framework for a systems approach to the development and implementation of CSC plan that should apply in disaster or crisis situations. It was designed to help state and local public health officials and health-sector agencies and institutions operationalize CSC.

Institute of Medicine; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations; Dan Hanfling, Bruce M. Altevogt, Kristin Viswanathan, and Lawrence O. Gostin, Editors