Morbidity and mortality of hospitalized patients after the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake.

  title={Morbidity and mortality of hospitalized patients after the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake.},
  author={Hiroshi Tanaka and Jun Oda and Akira Iwai and Yasuyuki Kuwagata and Tetsuya Matsuoka and Makoto Takaoka and Masahiko Kishi and Fumio Morimoto and Kazuo Ishikawa and Yasuaki Mizushima and Yasunari Nakata and Hideshi Yamamura and Atsushi Hiraide and Takeshi Shimazu and Toshiharu Yoshioka},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={17 2},
The objective of this study was to provide an overview of the morbidity and mortality of hospitalized patients during the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. Medical records of 6,107 patients admitted to 95 hospitals (48 affected hospitals within the disaster area and 47 back-up hospitals in the surrounding area) during the initial 15 days after the earthquake were analyzed retrospectively. Patient census data, diagnoses, dispositions, and prognoses were considered. A total of 2,718 patients with… CONTINUE READING


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