Natural disasters

Crit Care Clin. 1991 Apr;7(2):271-92.


This article presents the health effects of some of the more important acute natural disasters and outlines requirements for effective medical response to these events (table 7). In summary, although all disasters are unique in that they affect regions of the world with differing social, economic, and health backgrounds, there are similarities among disasters, which, if recognized can optimize the management of health relief and the use of resources.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disasters*
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Emergency Medical Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mortality*