Health Care System Bends Under Hurricane Sandy But Doesn't Break
November 1, 2012
by Jeffrey Young
The health care system seems to have withstood the worst of Hurricane Sandy despite some high-profile breakdowns, including the evacuation of several New York City hospitals. But experts warn that mounting budget cuts could hamper the ability of hospitals and government agencies to respond to future disasters.
Local, state and federal government agencies coordinated with each other and health care facilities to ensure the safety net would hold together during the disaster. In the hardest-hit areas of New York and New Jersey, hospitals remain open despite power outages affecting the region.
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