Epidemiologic assessment of mortality, building collapse pattern, and medical response after the 1992 earthquake in Turkey. Disaster Reanimatology Study Group (DRSG).

@article{Angus1997EpidemiologicAO,
  title={Epidemiologic assessment of mortality, building collapse pattern, and medical response after the 1992 earthquake in Turkey. Disaster Reanimatology Study Group (DRSG).},
  author={Derek C. Angus and Ernesto A. Pretto and J I Abrams and N Ceciliano and Yukihiro Watoh and B I Kirimli and Agah Certuğ and Louise K. Comfort},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={222-31}
}
BACKGROUND Post-earthquake engineering and epidemiologic assessments are important for the development of injury prevention strategies. This paper describes mortality and its relationship to building collapse patterns and initial medical responses following the 1992 earthquake in Erzincan, Turkey. METHODS The study consisted of: 1) background data collection and review; 2) design and implementation of a field survey; and 3) site inspection of building collapse patterns. The survey included: 1… CONTINUE READING
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