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  1. Disaster medical assistance teams : providing health care to a community struck by hurricane iniki.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To describe the type of medical care that disaster medical assistance teams (DMATs) provided to a community struck by a major hurricane.

    StudY design

    A prospective study describing the use of DMAT field clinics by a population affected by a major hurricane.

    Data regarding the type of medical care provided to disaster victims and the acuity of each patient's medical condition were abstracted from medical charts at each field clinic.


    Three DMAT field clinics that provided medical care to residents of Kauai, Hawaii, after Hurricane Iniki struck the island on September 11, 1992.


    From September 16 to 19, 1992, three DMATs provided medical care to 614 people.

    The patients' average age was 34 years, and 60% were male.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine catastrophe, Ouragan, SAMU, Secours première urgence, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disaster medicine, Hurricane, Emergency medical care unit, First emergency care, Human, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0427940

    Code Inist : 002B27B08. Création : 199406.