Emergency Hospital Evacuation from a Hospital Within 5 km Radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant A Retrospective Analysis of Disaster Prepar
Sawano, T., Senoo, Y., Yoshida, I., et al. (2021). Emergency Hospital Evacuation from a Hospital Within 5 km Radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: A Retrospective Analysis of Disaster Preparedness for Hospitalized Patients. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 14:1-4.
This article discusses hospital evacuation after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear powerplant accident. Three groups of patients were identified to better understand the evacuation. Because of disruption of infrastructure and staff shortage, some patients died prematurely during the evacuation because they were in poor health, suffered sputum aspirations, lack of medical care like intravenous infusions, or were unable to bear the stresses of evacuation. Evacuation thus should be a part of planning in hospital emergency plans.