[Disaster medicine: lessons from Enschede and Volendam].

Abstract

Two major disasters hit the Netherlands recently: on May 13th 2000, a local fireworks depot exploded in the middle of the city of Enschede and on New Year's Eve 2001, fire destroyed a pub full of people in Volendam. Lessons from the involvement of medical services in these disasters include: disaster medicine must be seen as an extension of emergency care… (More)

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