Evaluation of the Response of the Swedish Healthcare System to the Tsunami Disaster in South East Asia

@article{Lennquist2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Response of the Swedish Healthcare System to the Tsunami Disaster in South East Asia},
  author={Prof. Sten Lennquist and Timothy Hodgetts},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={465-485}
}
When the tsunami in South East Asia hit the coast of Thailand on December 26, 2004, approximately 20,000 Swedish tourists were in the disaster zone. Of these, 548 died or were lost and more than 1500 were injured. The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of the Swedish health care system to the disaster in terms of assessment and support in the disaster zone, evacuation back to Sweden and continued treatment in Sweden. The evaluation was carried out based on (1) structured… CONTINUE READING
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