Federal Agencies Should Adopt Uniform Framework for Quantifying Disaster-Related Deaths, Illness, Says New Report

To a lot more properly quantify disaster-linked fatalities, injuries, and health problems, the Federal Unexpected emergency Management Company and other agencies supporting disaster response should adopt a uniform national framework of data collection strategies and solutions for distinguishing immediate from oblique disaster fatalities, states a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Drugs.