The initial response to the Boston marathon bombing: lessons learned to prepare for the next disaster.

@article{Gates2014TheIR,
  title={The initial response to the Boston marathon bombing: lessons learned to prepare for the next disaster.},
  author={Jonathan D. Gates and Sandra Strack Arabian and Paul Williams Biddinger and Joe Blansfield and Peter Burke and Sarita Chung and Jonathan E. Fischer and Franklin D. Friedman and Alice A Gervasini and Eric Goralnick and Alok K. Gupta and Andreas V Larentzakis and Maria Faillace McMahon and Juan Rodolfo Mella and Yvonne A. Michaud and David Mooney and Reuven Rabinovici and Darlene Sweet and Andrew S Ulrich and George G. Velmahos and Cheryl Weber and Michael B. Yaffe},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={260 6},
  pages={
          960-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We discuss the strengths of the medical response to the Boston Marathon bombings that led to the excellent outcomes. Potential shortcomings were recognized, and lessons learned will provide a foundation for further improvements applicable to all institutions. BACKGROUND Multiple casualty incidents from natural or man-made incidents remain a constant global threat. Adequate preparation and the appropriate alignment of resources with immediate needs remain the key to optimal outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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