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Definitive Care for the Critically Ill During a Disaster |

Summary of Suggestions From the Task Force for Mass Critical Care Summit, January 26–27, 2007*

Asha Devereaux, MD; Michael D. Christian, MD, FRCPC; Jeffrey R. Dichter, MD; James A. Geiling, MD, FCCP; Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD
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Affiliations: *From Sharp Coronado Hospital, San Diego, CA.,  A list of Task Force members is given in the Appendix.

Correspondence to: Asha Devereaux, MD, MPH, 1224 Tenth St, #205, Coronado, CA 92118; e-mail: ADevereaux@pol.net



Chest. 2008;133(5_suppl):1S-7S. doi:10.1378/chest.08-0649
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