Quebec's ice storm '98: "all cards wild, all rules broken" in Quebec's shell-shocked hospitals.

  • J Hamilton
  • Published 1998 in
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…

Abstract

The remarkable ice storm that brought life to a standstill in most of Eastern Ontario and Quebec in January had a huge impact on medical services. Hospitals that lost power found themselves serving as shelters not only for patients but also for staff members and nearby residents. Doctors' offices were forced to close and a large number of operations were cancelled. The 2 articles that follow detail the huge impact the "ice storm of the century" had on health care.

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@article{Hamilton1998QuebecsIS, title={Quebec's ice storm '98: "all cards wild, all rules broken" in Quebec's shell-shocked hospitals.}, author={J Hamilton}, journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne}, year={1998}, volume={158 4}, pages={520-5} }