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Pervasive patient tracking for mass casualty incident response.

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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, USA.

Abstract

Transportation officers at mass casualty incidents are faced with the daunting task of tracking large amounts of patients as they leave the disaster scene. Patients often leave under their own power without notifying any authorities, presenting a problem for personnel attempting to account for every patient they have treated. This paper describes a system of tracking patients at a disaster scene or en route to hospitals using electronic triage tags registered with an external database.

PMID:
17238462
PMCID:
PMC1839350
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