Accession Number : ADA294140

Title :   Mass Casualty Disasters: A Survey.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Glick, Jeffrey

PDF Url : ADA294140

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : A survey was sent to 101 emergency professionals at the federal, state and local governmental levels involved with planning for and responding to the consequences of mass casualty disasters (with approximately 30,000 injuries.) An excellent 84% response rate was obtained. Overall, most respondents believed that there is both a lack of resource capability and an insufficient ability to surge required resources to an area in time to meet requirements during a mass casualty disaster. More specifically, less than one-third of the state/local respondents and approximately half of federal respondents believe that the combined federal, state, and local medical response resources will meet the needs of an estimated 30,000 injured. Only about one-third of federal and one-quarter of state/local respondents believe there will be sufficient combined local, state, federal and private evacuation resources to meet requirements. Finally, almost three-quarters of state/local respondents and one-third of federal respondents believe there will be insufficient local, state, federal and private definitive care resources to meet the definitive care requirement resulting from a mass casualty disaster with 30,000 injured.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *SURVEYS, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *CASUALTIES, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *SURGES, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DISASTERS, MASS, RESOURCES, MEDICAL RESEARCH, PUBLIC HEALTH, EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE