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Descriptor English: Mass Casualty Incidents
Descriptor Spanish: Incidentes con Víctimas en Masa
Descriptor Portuguese: Incidentes com Feridos em Massa
Descriptor French: Événements avec afflux massif de victimes
Entry term(s): Casualties, Mass
Casualty Incident, Mass
Casualty Incidents, Mass
Casualty, Mass
Incident, Mass Casualty
Incidents, Mass Casualty
Mass Casualties
Mass Casualty
Mass Casualty Incident
Tree number(s): I01.198.240.856.800.537
I01.880.735.900.800.575
N06.230.100.160
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054527
Scope note: Events that overwhelm the resources of local HOSPITALS and health care providers. They are likely to impose a sustained demand for HEALTH SERVICES rather than the short, intense peak customary with smaller scale disasters.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Public MeSH Note: 2008
History Note: 2008
DeCS ID: 52889
Unique ID: D054527
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Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Mass Casualty Incidents - Preferred
Concept UI M0505941
Scope note Events that overwhelm the resources of local HOSPITALS and health care providers. They are likely to impose a sustained demand for HEALTH SERVICES rather than the short, intense peak customary with smaller scale disasters.
Preferred term Mass Casualty Incidents
Entry term(s) Casualty Incident, Mass
Casualty Incidents, Mass
Incident, Mass Casualty
Incidents, Mass Casualty
Mass Casualty Incident
Mass Casualties - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0505958
Scope note Victims of multiple near-simultaneous incidents with acute and severe injuries or fatalities.
Preferred term Mass Casualties
Entry term(s) Casualties, Mass
Casualty, Mass
Mass Casualty



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