Health disaster management: Guidelines for evaluation and research in the utstein style: Executive summary

Knut Ole Sundnes, Jacov Adler, Marvin L. Birnbaum, Johan Calltorp, S. William A. Gunn, Omar J. Khatib, Michele Massellis, Ernesto A. Pretto, Robert Souria, Takashi Ukai

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Abstract

Disasters always have been a part of life, whether caused by unavoidable natural events or by avoidable, man-made events. Being rendered helpless by such events has caused fear and concern in all periods of history. To some extent, a disaster is expected, but there are varying degrees of uncertainty as to how and when it will occur. The occurrence of a disaster creates varying degrees of chaos combined with a mismatch between resources and needs. Therefore, in order to restore an affected society back to its pre-event status requires extraordinary efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalPrehospital and Disaster Medicine
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • catastrophe
  • data collection
  • definitions
  • description of disaster
  • disaster
  • disaster management
  • disaster medicine
  • disaster phases
  • disaster research
  • disaster responses
  • extrication
  • health consequences
  • health status
  • injuries
  • interventions
  • Key Wordsanalysis
  • measures of effectiveness
  • medical responses
  • morbidity
  • mortality
  • needs assessment
  • preparedness
  • public health
  • research
  • research design
  • research methods
  • risk evaluation
  • scope
  • template
  • type
  • Utstein style
  • warning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine

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    Sundnes, K. O., Adler, J., Birnbaum, M. L., Calltorp, J., Gunn, S. W. A., Khatib, O. J., Massellis, M., Pretto, E. A., Souria, R., & Ukai, T. (1999). Health disaster management: Guidelines for evaluation and research in the utstein style: Executive summary. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 14(2), 43-48. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X0002728X