To determine what medical care was required of a special operations response team by a community devastated by a major hurricane.
Retrospective analysis of 1,544 patient encounter forms generated at a field hospital set up in Homestead, Florida, after Hurricane Andrew in August 1992 and staffed by the special operations response team from Forsyth County, North Carolina.
All persons presenting for treatment.
One thousand two hundred three adult patients and 336 pediatric patients were seen by the special operations response team.
Only five of the injuries treated were due directly to the hurricane, whereas 285 of the treated injuries were sustained during clean-up activities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sinistre, Ouragan, Traumatisme, Traitement, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine catastrophe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disaster, Hurricane, Trauma, Treatment, Epidemiology, Human, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Disaster medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0046129
Code Inist : 002B27B08. Création : 199406.