Collaboration in the San Francisco Bay area Metropolitan Medical Response System
Martin, Bruce K.
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Within the San Francisco Bay Area there are four cities that host a Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) program: San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Fremont. The four Bay Area MMRS cities are within fifty miles of each other. The MMRS resources could be used to reinforce each other's planning and response. The 103-city, 10-county Bay Area is under one Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Currently though, the MMRS programs in the four cities work independently of each other and of the UASI. How can these agencies collaborate to address mission gaps and overlaps? This thesis uses a Delphi survey methodology to ascertain institutional perspectives on benefits, processes, enablers and barriers to collaboration in the San Francisco Bay Area. With collaborative effort, gaps and overlaps in San Francisco Bay Area mass casualty preparedness and response can be mitigated. This thesis recommends short term and long term actions to encourage collaboration in the Bay Area, which, in turn, can lead to better patient outcomes in infrequent mass casualty incidents.
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