Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 2, P331-340 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0038 View full text
David M. Krol, Michael. Redlener, Alan. Shapiro, Ania. Wajnberg

Abstract: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast Mississippi region, damaging health care infrastructure and adversely affecting the health of populations left behind. Operation Assist, a project of the Children's Health Fund and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, operated mobile medical units to provide health services to underserved populations in the affected areas. Data collected from all patient encounters from September 5-20, 2005 demonstrate that in addition to commo…

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