Patterns in Our Problems: U.S. Response to Health Crises
Journal Article - Open Access
Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning Quantico United States
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The ongoing Ebola virus disease EVD outbreak in West Africa affords an unfortunate opportunity to think about the larger context in which the Department of Defense DoD responds to health crises and patterns in the problems we encounter in these health crises. This commentary, briefly and simplistically due to space constraints, outlines a few aspects of that context and points to some of the challenges we face, moving from the abstract to the practical. The topics will be painfully familiar to anyone who has worked directly with a health crisis, but may be less familiar to other readers.