Preparing for mass casualty events despite COVID-19

Br J Anaesth. 2022 Feb;128(2):e104-e108. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2021.11.012. Epub 2021 Nov 15.


Preparedness for mass casualty events is essential at local, national, and global levels. Much more needs to be done by all stakeholders to avoid unnecessary morbidity and mortality despite the challenges that COVID-19 continues to present. In this editorial, we highlight the challenges and solutions for mass casualty incident preparations.

Keywords: communication; mass casualty incidents; resource allocation; surge capacity; triage.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Disaster Planning*
  • Humans
  • Mass Casualty Incidents*
  • SARS-CoV-2