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Comment & Response
November 2017

A Unique Program to Incorporate Volunteers Into a Nationwide Emergency Medical System—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4European Council of Disaster Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
  • 5Centre Hospitalier de Wallonie Picarde, Tournai, Belgium
  • 6Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente de Paris, Paris, France
  • 7Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(11):1089. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2233

In Reply We thank Jaffe et al for their letter regarding our article, “Preparing for the Next Terrorism Attack: Lessons From Paris, Brussels, and Boston.”1 Their pioneering work with Magen David Adom is an exemplary model of incorporating volunteers into prehospital disaster response.2 Magen David Adom’s willingness to share their experience and innovation through multiple mass casualty incidents has helped us improve our capabilities and planning.3

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