The aim of this report is to present the various aspects of the reorganization of the health service in the Croatian province of Lika during the first year, 1991-1992, of the war in Croatia.
In the former Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia, the health service was completely in the hands of the state, and Croatia was not able to transform it in the first year of its independence.
The paper documents the personnel, supplies, and equipment that the health service of Lika had at its disposal in the first year of the war, the division of the health service into the stationary and front-line medical corps, and the evacuation protocols developed to transfer surgical patients to the rear-area hospital.
The response of the health service allowed for rapid and successful patient treatment, emphasized by the fact that the usual time elapsed between wounding and delivery of the patient to the operating table was less than 30 minutes.
All surgeries, with the exception of those involving severe cranio-cerebral injuries, were performed in the war hospitals of Lika.
After stabilization of their postoperative condition, generally within 30 minutes, patients were evacuated to the rear-area hospital in Rijeka, with artificial respiration.
The distance by road from the war hospitals in Otocac and Gospic to the rear-area hospital in Rijeka was 120 and 170 km, respectively. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Croatie, Europe, Organisation santé, Guerre, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Croatia, Europe, Public health organization, War, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0143285
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 21/07/1998.