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Table 1 Mass fatality plan frequencies (N = 114)

From: Mass fatality preparedness among medical examiners/coroners in the United States: a cross-sectional study

  n(%)a
Morgue services 101 (88.6)
Human remains recovery 96 (84.2)
Command and control 94 (82.5)
Security and preservation of the remains 92 (80.7)
Incident notification and plan activation 85 (74.6)
Authorities 81 (71.1)
Family assistance 81 (71.1)
Concept of operations 80 (70.2)
Security and preservation of the disaster site 79 (69.3)
Application and scope 75 (65.8)
Continuity of operations plan 73 (64.0)
Religious/cultural considerations (e.g., disaster emotional and spiritual care) 67 (58.8)
Mass fatality information systems 65 (57.0)
Vital records system 62 (54.4)
Credentialing, managing and documenting disaster personnel, including volunteers 57 (50.0)
Assumptions 55 (48.3)
Job action sheets for the various positions in the plan 49 (43.0)
Staff respite area 37 (32.5)
Funding reimbursement 33 (29.0)
  1. aData shown represent individuals who endorsed each item on the checklist.