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 Post subject: Report:Government Accountability Office,Wash DC-10/2/2008
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:08 pm 
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Flu pandemic would overwhelm U.S.

By SARA SARGENTPublished: Oct. 2, 2008 at 12:50 PM
http://www.upi.com/Emerging_Threats/200 ... 222966225/

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- In the case of an influenza pandemic, the U.S. healthcare system would be inadequately prepared to meet the needs of an infected population, according to a report released this week by federal auditors.

The report, published by the Government Accountability Office, criticizes the Department of Health and Human Services' current influenza pandemic preparedness, noting concerns about ineffective treatment dispensation techniques and a lack of organization related to mobilization efforts.

"HHS has made a lot of progress in preparedness planning, but it still needs to --- continued at link, above ---

*Cross posted from [i]'Library-Government: National' thread *[/i]


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