Triage in a Bomb Disaster with 166 Casualties

  title={Triage in a Bomb Disaster with 166 Casualties},
  author={M. Torkki and V. Koljonen and Kirsi Sillanp{\"a}{\"a} and E. Tukiainen and S. Py{\"o}r{\"a}l{\"a} and E. Kemppainen and J. Kalske and E. Araj{\"a}rvi and U. Ker{\"a}nen and E. Hirvensalo},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma},
  • M. Torkki, V. Koljonen, +7 authors E. Hirvensalo
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Trauma
  • AbstractBackground:We describe the surgical response of the Helsinki University Hospitals to a bomb disaster with 166 casualties. According to the Helsinki Area Disaster Plan, severely injured patients were transported to several hospitals with emergency facilities to avoid overtriage.Methods:The patient data were gathered from hospitals, health centers and other doctor visit/ appointments records. Injury Severity Scores (ISS), critical mortality rate and death/wounded ratio were calculated… CONTINUE READING
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