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The Physician’s Role in a Disaster: Our Place in the Community is Greater than Just in our Offices


Los Angeles County has one of the most sophisticated disaster systems of any county in the United States. There is one weak link that we need to strengthen, however. The physician community is ill trained and poorly equipped for the type of event we can expect here. We know there are earthquakes coming. There are train and other vehicle accidents. We are on the terrorist’s radar. Yet few outside of the emergency medicine specialty prepare.