Emergency medical rescue efforts after a major earthquake: lessons from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

@article{Zhang2012EmergencyMR,
  title={Emergency medical rescue efforts after a major earthquake: lessons from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.},
  author={Lulu Zhang and Xu Liu and Youping Li and Yuan Liu and Zhipeng Liu and Juncong Lin and Ji Shen and Xuefeng Tang and Yi Zhang and Wannian Liang},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={379 9818},
  pages={853-61}
}
Major earthquakes often result in incalculable environmental damage, loss of life, and threats to health. Tremendous progress has been made in response to many medical challenges resulting from earthquakes. However, emergency medical rescue is complicated, and great emphasis should be placed on its organisation to achieve the best results. The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake was one of the most devastating disasters in the past 10 years and caused more than 370,000 casualties. The lessons learnt from… CONTINUE READING
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