Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Casualty Patterns in Disasters

  • David P. Sklar (a1)

Extract

This brief examination of casualty patterns suggests that differences may exist in the numbers of immediately dead and critical patients, depending on the nature of the disaster. More data must be collected from future disasters to more accurately define relationships between critical patients and total numbers injured. Such characterization is essential for hospital disaster planning because critical patients require great resources and optimal hospital functioning.

Knowledge of casualty patterns can make disaster planning more practical, disaster drills more realistic, and disasters less disastrous.

Copyright

References

Hide All
1.Frey, R: The Club of Mainz for improved worldwide emergency and critical care medicine systems and disaster preparedness. Critical Care Medicine 6(6): 389391, Nov-Dec, 1978.
2. Kansas City Star, Kansas City Times, Kansas City Globe, Kansas City Kansan: Casualty listings and condition of victims, July 18 and 19, 1981.
3.Coultrip, R: Medical aspects of US disaster relief operations in Nicaragua. Military Medicine, pp. 879883, November, 1974.
4.Coolidge, TT: Rapid City flood: medical response. Arch. Surg. 106:770772, June, 1973.
5.Brismar, B, Bergenwald, L: The terrorist bomb explosion in Balogna, Italy, 1980: an analysis of the effects and injuries sustained. J. of Trauma 22(3):216220, March 1982.
6.Madelbaum, I, Nahrwold, D, Boyer, DW: Management of tornado casualties. J. Trauma 6(3):353361, 1966.
7.Miller, PJ: The Nuneaton derailment. Injury 12:130138.
8.Lewis, FR, Trunkey, DD, Steele, MR: Autopsy of a disaster: the Martinez bus accident. J. Trauma 20(10):861866, October, 1980.
9.Hart, RJ, et al: The Summerland disaster. Brit. Med. J. 1:256269, February, 1975.
10.Kutsumi, A, Kuroiwa, Y, Takeda, R: Medical report on casualties in the Hokuriku tunnel train fire in Japan with special reference to smoke-gas poisoning. Mt. Sinai J. of Medicine 5:469474, Sept-Oct., 1979.
11.Report to The Second World Congress of Emergency and Disaster Medicine. McManus, WF: Burn Mass Casualty Management: Lessons Learned, June 2, 1981.
12.Investigation Report on the MGM Grand Hotel Fire. Best, R: National Fire Protection Association. January 2, 1981.
13.Mann, J: New Mexico State Health and Environment Division: Clovis Botulism Disaster, an unpublished communication.
14.Price, D, Billowitz, E, Lieberman, R, et al: Medical Consequences of the New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot. Annals of Emergency Medicine 12(6):361.

Casualty Patterns in Disasters

  • David P. Sklar (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed