Rural hospital mass casualty response to a terrorist shooting spree.

  title={Rural hospital mass casualty response to a terrorist shooting spree.},
  author={Sissel Waage and Joseph C. Poole and Ebbe Billmann Thorgersen},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={100 9},
BACKGROUND Civilian mass casualty incidents may occur infrequently and suddenly, and are caused by accidents, natural disasters or human terrorist incidents. Most reports deal with trauma centre management in large cities, and data from small local hospitals are scarce. A rural hospital response to a mass casualty incident caused by a terrorist shooting spree was evaluated. METHODS An observational study was undertaken to evaluate the triage, diagnosis and management of all casualties… CONTINUE READING
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