Hospital trauma care in multiple-casualty incidents: a critical view.

@article{Hirshberg2001HospitalTC,
  title={Hospital trauma care in multiple-casualty incidents: a critical view.},
  author={Asher Hirshberg and John B. Holcomb and Kenneth L. Mattox},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={647-52}
}
During a multiple-casualty incident, a large casualty caseload adversely affects the quality of trauma care given to individual patients. From a trauma care perspective, the goal of the hospital emergency plan is to provide severely injured patients with a level of care that approximates the care given to similar patients under normal conditions. Therefore, the realistic admitting capacity of the hospital is determined primarily by the number of trauma teams that the hospital can recruit… CONTINUE READING