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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-114

Hospital Preparedness Status In Mass Casualty Management

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M Kaushal

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Preparedness status in mass casualty management in three regional hospitals i.e. PGIMER Chandigarh, IG Medical College Shimla, Command Hospital & Govt. Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh was evaluated using preparedness indicators. One such event was documented in each hospital in which 30 casualties reported simultaneously in emergency department requiring in-or-out-patient treatment. Twenty parameters for effective casualty management before, during and after occurrence of event were identified. Each parameter was given score of five thus making a total score of hundred. Hospital scoring more than 80% was rated as excellent between 60%-80% good, between 41-60% fair and below 40% poor. The outcome of the present study indicated the periodic review, update and implementation of existing plans for mass casualty management are mandatory so as to improve functioning of medical care organisations in hour of need in an organised way.

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