This book, prepared by the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic and PAHO/WHO, is a compilation of the experiences of a group of multidisciplinary experts in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response, who have worked for three years as evaluators and professional trainers in the field of hospital safety.

The authors share ideas, tools and expertise on the structural, nonstructural, and functional components of hospital safety. They also present recommendations that will be of interest to a broad readership, for example health authorities, academics, professionals from various disciplines, medical students, health workers, technical and financial cooperation agencies, and other international institutions.

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