Lessons learned from the aeromedical disaster relief activities following the great East Japan earthquake.


INTRODUCTION Since 2001, a Japanese national project has developed a helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) system ("doctor-helicopter") and a central Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) composed of mobile and trained medical teams for rapid deployment during the response phase of a disaster. PROBLEM In Japan, the DMAT Research Group has focused… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X12001835


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