Primary triage, evacuation priorities, and rapid primary distribution between adjacent hospitals--lessons learned from a suicide bomber attack in downtown Tel-Aviv.

@article{Pinkert2008PrimaryTE,
  title={Primary triage, evacuation priorities, and rapid primary distribution between adjacent hospitals--lessons learned from a suicide bomber attack in downtown Tel-Aviv.},
  author={Moshe Pinkert and Ofer Lehavi and Odeda Benin Goren and Yaron Raiter and Ari Shamis and Zvi Priel and Dagan Schwartz and Avishay Goldberg and Yehezkel Levi and Yaron Bar-Dayan},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={337-41}
}
INTRODUCTION Terrorist attacks have occurred in Tel-Aviv that have caused mass-casualties. The objective of this study was to draw lessons from the medical response to an event that occurred on 19 January 2006, near the central bus station, Tel-Aviv, Israel. The lessons pertain to the management of primary triage, evacuation priorities, and rapid primary distribution between adjacent hospitals and the operational mode of the participating hospitals during the event. METHODS Data were… CONTINUE READING

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