Hurricane-related emergency department visits in an inland area : an analysis of the public health impact of hurricane Hugo in North Carolina.
To evaluate the public health impact of a hurricane on an inland area.
Seven hospital emergency departments.
Patients who were treated from September 22 to October 6, 1989, for an injury or illness related to Hurricane Hugo.
Measurements and main results
Over the two-week study period, 2,090 patients were treated for injuries or illnesses related to the hurricane.
Of these, 1,833 (88%) were treated for injuries.
Insect stings and wounds accounted for almost half of the total cases.
A substantial proportion (26%) of the patients suffering from stings had a generalized reaction (eg, hives, wheezing, or both).
Nearly one-third of the wounds were caused by chain saws.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Consultation hospitalière, Ouragan, Homme, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital consultation, Hurricane, Human, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Statistical study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0427941
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.