Atul Gawande, an American surgeon, professor, and journalist with an expertise on the interplay of rules and technologies in the medical field, has written an interesting piece for the New Yorker on the Boston Marathon explosions. He states the following:
The possibility for a 100% survival rate for the wounded due to the response of the Boston medical community is amazing. Here, an incident commander at a Boston hospital, describes how the staff organized itself:
Gawande suggests that the events of 9/11 were the catalyst for a shift in culture that has changed how we organize ourselves when dealing with tragedies.
And, after 9/11, Gawande explains that education, experience, and copying the best practices of others has made us better prepared.