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Principles of disaster management lesson. 12: structuring organizations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11513284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This lesson discusses various structures for organizations that have functional roles in disaster responses, relief, and/or management activities. It distinguishes between pyramidal and matrix structures, and notes the advantages and disadvantages of each in relation to disasters. Span of control issues are dissected including the impact of the "P" factor on the performance of disaster managers and workers including its relationship to the coordination and control function. The development of a Table of Organization and how it relates to departmentalization within an organization also is provided.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prehospital and disaster medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1049-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Publication Date:    2001 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-21     Completed Date:  2001-09-27     Revised Date:  2011-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918173     Medline TA:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-9; quiz 110     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making, Organizational
Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
Emergency Medical Services / organization & administration*
Job Description
Models, Organizational*
Organizational Objectives
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Relief Work / organization & administration*

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