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Mass Casualty Incident Primary Triage Methods in China / 中华医学杂志(英文版)
Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2664-2671, 2015.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-315276
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ABSTRACT
<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To evaluate the technical characteristics and application of mass casualty incident (MCI) primary triage (PT) methods applied in China.</p><p><b>DATA SOURCES</b>Chinese literature was searched by Chinese Academic Journal Network Publishing Database (founded in June 2014). The English literature was searched by PubMed (MEDLINE) (1950 to June 2014). We also searched Official Websites of Chinese Central Government's (http//www.gov.cn/), National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (http//www.nhfpc.gov.cn/), and China Earthquake Information (http//www.csi.ac.cn/).</p><p><b>STUDY SELECTION</b>We included studies associated with mass casualty events related to China, the PT applied in China, guidelines and standards, and application and development of the carding PT method in China.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>From 3976 potentially relevant articles, 22 met the inclusion criteria, 20 Chinese, and 2 English. These articles included 13 case reports, 3 retrospective analyses of MCI, two methods introductions, three national or sectoral criteria, and one simulated field testing and validation. There were a total of 19 kinds of MCI PT methods that have been reported in China from 1950 to 2014. In addition, there were 15 kinds of PT methods reported in the literature from the instance of the application.</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>The national and sectoral current triage criteria are developed mainly for earthquake relief. Classification is not clear. Vague criteria (especially between moderate and severe injuries) operability are not practical. There are no triage methods and research for children and special populations. There is no data and evidence supported triage method. We should revise our existing classification and criteria so it is clearer and easier to be grasped in order to build a real, practical, and efficient PT method.</p>
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Humans / China / Triage / Emergency Medical Services / Mass Casualty Incidents / Methods Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: Chinese Medical Journal Year: 2015 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Humans / China / Triage / Emergency Medical Services / Mass Casualty Incidents / Methods Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: Chinese Medical Journal Year: 2015 Type: Article