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Table 2 Operational capabilities frequencies (N = 117)

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

  n(%)a
Refrigerated storage of remains 94 (80.3)
Decedent recovery 89 (76.1)
Postmortem examination/morgue operations 89 (76.1)
Transport of remains 89 (76.1)
Decedent release/final disposition 82 (70.1)
Command and control for fatality management 81 (69.2)
Security and preservation of human remains 80 (68.4)
Ante-mortem data collection 74 (63.3)
Tracking system (i.e., victim identification Program) for recovered remains 69 (59.0)
Joint agency death investigation 67 (57.3)
Decedent manifest 59 (50.4)
Information technology/tracking 52 (44.4)
Morgue operations for contaminated (hazard material) human remains 50 (42.7)
Public messaging 46 (39.3)
Incident characterizations 42 (35.9)
Security and preservation of disaster site 42 (35.9)
Caring for or interring human remains in accordance to the religious ritual or requirements of most faith traditions 37 (31.6)
Missing persons call centers 28 (23.9)
Communication via social media 26 (22.2)
Temporary interment 21 (18.0)
Long term family management/memorial 10 (8.6)
  1. aData shown represent individuals who endorsed each item on the checklist.