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    Multidisciplinary Team Response to Support Survivors of Mass Casualty Disasters
    (2013-01-01) Weeks, Susan; Smith, Lisa; Adams, Lavonne
    Disaster response begins at the local level, but when needs as immense, promoting effective care and recovery for survivors may require activation of multiple systems from other parts of the country or even the world. One technique humanitarian response organizations may use to integrate services is formation and deployment of multidisciplinary response teams. Literature suggests the need for integrated assessment of disaster survivors and collaborative response efforts (1). Although multidisciplinary teams in health care are prevalent, their use in disaster has been less frequently studied. Our systematic review seeks to synthesize evidence about effectiveness of multidisciplinary team response to mass casualty disasters.