Lege Artis Medicinae

[Medical management of inland catastrophes]

FARKAS József1

DECEMBER 29, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(12)

[The author details the medical consequences of disasters and mass casualty situations. The concept of disaster is definied and compared with that of mass accident. It is pointed out that in principle there are no essential differences between them since both disasters and mass accidents require the application of compromise medicine princliples at the site of the catastrophe and during the course of the hospital treatment. The main point of medical support at the site is the triage based on a numeric system of classification. In hospital treatment it is of great importance to adopt uniform (doctrinarian) principles and practice in order to prevent or decrease complications occurring in almost every extreme situation. Further co-operation of our medical organizations and development of common disaster plans may improve the effectiveness of coping with a possible emergency in our country.]

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