TITLE

SURPRISE: HOSPITALS' CAPACITY AND SKILL MORE IMPORTANT THAN PERFECT TRIAGE

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Emergency Preparedness News;May2009, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say that it is unwise to waste time sifting through the levels of injury at the scene of a disaster, potentially delaying treatment to the most severely injured, if the local medical facilities are equipped to handle an influx. In a mass casualty situation, the response teams likely operate under the assumption that one must locate the sickest people and get them to the hospital first.
ACCESSION #
41332588

 

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