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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Case Description | Case Background | Case Objectives | Case Exercise

Case 4: Bioterrorism -- Community Preparedness (Page 4 of 49)

Case Exercise

Phase One: Thinking About the Issues

What are the issues? You are being asked to research one main question that is composed of many aspects. The question, put simply, is: How can communities prepare for a future bioterrorism attack? In this section you will be thinking about what bioterrorism means and the issues surrounding preparedness.

In Phase Two you will be identifying resources, including databases, books, the grey literature and composing search strategies.

Q1. How would you get started retrieving information?

This is a complex problem. What are the issues you would need to become familiar with in order to answer your clients with the best, most accurate, content?

Think broadly about this question because it encompasses biological, chemical and radiological bioterrorism.

How would you begin?

Suggested solution...

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