SPOTLIGHT: Group ponders how doctors should prepare for disasters

Issues like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and worries over a pandemic bird flu outbreak have driven many health professionals to look at how prepared they are for a disaster. The question is, how should doctors respond if, despite their efforts, they end up with more seriously ill patients than they can treat? How will they decide who should get care? Given the realities of disaster planning, some doctors have begun to grapple with these questions. Article