Despite Appearances, There Could be a System: Mass Casualties and the Edmonton Tornado

August 1994 (VOL. 12, NO. 2)

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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.