Physician preparedness for bioterrorism recognition and response: a Utah-based needs assessment

Disaster Manag Response. 2004 Jul-Sep;2(3):69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.dmr.2004.06.011.


The medical community accepts that they have a need to be prepared to recognize and respond to bioterrorism events. A needs assessment conducted among physicians throughout the state of Utah provided insights into their perceived training needs and preferred methods of learning. Physicians have many competing demands on their time and tailored educational offering can increase the intended audience's acceptance and learning.

MeSH terms

  • Bioterrorism*
  • Communicable Disease Control / methods
  • Dermatology / education
  • Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
  • Education, Medical*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Emergency Medicine / education
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Needs Assessment*
  • Primary Health Care
  • Radiology / education
  • Specialization*
  • Utah