Disaster Victim Care by Emergency Surgeons One Year after the Great East Japan EarthquakeKojiro Shiga1-3, Koichiro Homma1*, Miki Iwasaki2, Hirotaka Kato2, Tsutomu Ebina2, Daizo Fukusima2,4, Takashi Sasaki5 and Shingo Hori1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Koichiro Homma
M.D., Ph.D. Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine School of Medicine
Keio University 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 26, 2015; Accepted Date: Decemberr 11, 2015; Published Date: December 18, 2015
Citation: Shiga K, Homma K, Iwasaki M, Kato H, Ebina T, et al. (2015) Disaster Victim Care by Emergency Surgeons One Year after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Emergency Med 6:298. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000298
Copyright: © 2015 Shiga K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Purpose: This study examines patterns of diseases that were treated at the Iwate Prefectural Hanaizumi Regional Clinic after the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011, and caused serious damage in Japan.
Methods: Data on patients’ address, age, sex, and medical conditions, obtained from medical records of 583 (178 men, 405 women) patients who visited the clinic during that time period were analyzed.
Results: The diseases for which the clinic provided care were the same as those listed in a textbook of emergency medicine and previous reports.
Conclusions: It is important that emergency surgeons understand these common post-disaster disease patterns in order to provide disaster victims with appropriate care.