Crisis (un)preparedness in the healthcare sector in the Czech Republic
PublisherUniversity of Zilina
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This article deals with crisis (un)preparedness in health care in the Czech Republic. In the descriptive part we can find the current state of knowledge of crisis preparedness in the Czech Republic, including a description of individual institutions working in this field. Emphasis is also placed on the connection with the current legislation describing crisis preparedness in health care, i.e. the role of the Ministry of Health, health stations, ambulance services or hospitals. The descriptive part concludes that the currently set system has its loopholes. Therefore the article also suggests possible improvements in chapter 2. It focuses on conducting a thorough risk analysis, crisis planning and its prompt updating, and, last but not least, it also points out the method of verification of the set rules, i.e. exercises. The present article is a communication.