Despite Appearances, There Could be a System: Mass Casualties and the Edmonton Tornado
August 1994 (VOL. 12, NO. 2)
In plans for mass casualty situations, medical specialists see an emergency medical system in which individuals can be fitted in. There envisage a site and sorting (triage) at that site. They see the flow of victims from site to medical centers as controlled: those most able to benefit from immediate treatment will be moved first; the injured will be divided appropriately among the various hospitals.