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Medical Consultations After Typhoon Haiyan in a Field Hospital in the Philippines.
Gil Cuesta, Julita; van Loenhout, Joris Adriaan Frank; de Lara Banquesio, Maria Lourdes; Mustaffa, Masniza; Guha-Sapir, Debarati.
Afiliação
  • Gil Cuesta J; Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Institute of Health and Society - Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
  • van Loenhout JAF; Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Institute of Health and Society - Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
  • de Lara Banquesio ML; Ormoc District Hospital, Ormoc, Philippines.
  • Mustaffa M; Mercy Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Guha-Sapir D; Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Institute of Health and Society - Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep ; 14(1): 34-38, 2020 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679549
ABSTRACT
INTRODUCTION AND

OBJECTIVES:

Typhoon Haiyan partially destroyed the Ormoc District Hospital in the Philippines. A field hospital was established to replace its outpatient department for 5 weeks. We investigated the reasons for medical consultation in the field hospital.

METHODS:

We described the consultations by sex, age, week, and diagnosis according to the Surveillance in Post-Extreme Emergencies and Disasters system. We compared the number and proportion of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) with a control season in 2014.

RESULTS:

We included 6785 consultations, 55.9% from women. The majority of consultations were communicable diseases (88.2%) followed by noncommunicable (7.1%) and injuries (5.6%). Males suffered more often from injuries than women (66.0% vs 34.0%). Consultations due to injuries decreased from 10.0% in the first to 2.9% in the last week. The most frequent diagnosis over the study period was acute respiratory infections (ARIs) (73.1%), of which 83.0% were children. The number of daily URTIs was higher than in a similar 2014 period.

CONCLUSIONS:

ARI was the most prevalent diagnosis. We recommend ARI treatments being fully accessible after such a disaster. During the first week, injury prevention should focus on adult men. Studies after natural disasters should include control periods to better understand disease distribution, ultimately improving the prioritization in disasters.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Encaminhamento e Consulta / Tempestades Ciclônicas / Unidades Móveis de Saúde Limite: Adolescente / Adulto / Criança / Criança, pré-escolar / Feminino / Humanos / Lactente / Masculino / Meia-Idade País/Região como assunto: Ásia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Disaster Med Public Health Prep Assunto da revista: Saúde Pública Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Bélgica

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Encaminhamento e Consulta / Tempestades Ciclônicas / Unidades Móveis de Saúde Limite: Adolescente / Adulto / Criança / Criança, pré-escolar / Feminino / Humanos / Lactente / Masculino / Meia-Idade País/Região como assunto: Ásia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Disaster Med Public Health Prep Assunto da revista: Saúde Pública Ano de publicação: 2020 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Bélgica