Impact on hospital functions following the 2010 Chilean earthquake.

TitleImpact on hospital functions following the 2010 Chilean earthquake.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKirsch, TD, Mitrani-Reiser, J, Bissell, R, Sauer, LM, Mahoney, M, Holmes, WT, Santa Cruz, N, Maza, F
JournalDisaster medicine and public health preparedness
Volume4
Issue2
Pagination122-8
Date Published2010 Jun
ISSN1938-744X
KeywordsChile, Disaster Planning, Earthquakes, Emergency Medical Service Communication Systems, Emergency Service, Hospital, Equipment and Supplies, Hospital, Hospital Communication Systems, Hospitals, Public, Humans, Information Dissemination, Mass Casualty Incidents, Needs Assessment
Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the impact of the 2010 Chilean earthquake on hospital functions and services. Hospitals functioning in a post-disaster environment must provide emergency medical care related to the event, in addition to providing standard community health services. This study focused on damage to both structural and nonstructural components, as well as to utility services.

Alternate JournalDisaster Med Public Health Prep