On-site emergency care and rescue efforts may be critical in preventing disability and other serious consequences of disasters.
In this report we compare efforts used in the rescue and emergency medical care of 189 people (case subjects) from Kumairy (Leninakanl.
Armenia, who were hospitalized with serious injuries following the Armenian earthquake of 7 December 1988, with efforts used in helping 68 people (controls) from Kumairy with mild injuries who were not hospitalized.
We used a standardized interview questionnaire to ascertain the circumstances of entrapment, the rescue process used, the injuries the victims sustained, and the medical care they received.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Séisme, Arménie, Europe Est, Europe, Organisation santé, Médecine catastrophe, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Survie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Earthquakes, Armenia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Public health organization, Disaster medicine, Human, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Survival
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0148666
Code Inist : 002B27B08. Création : 199406.