Patient Distribution in a Mass Casualty Event of an Airplane Crash
Postma, I., Weel, H., Heetveld, M., et al. (2013). Patient Distribution in a Mass Casualty Event of an Airplane Crash. Injury. 44(11):1574-1578.
This article describes the patient distribution and transportation after a 2009 airplane crash near Amsterdam. The authors analyze the patient distribution to 14 different hospitals after the crash and note that while the patient distribution protocol was not followed, patient distribution worked well as zero patients died on the way to the hospital. They recommend updating the patient distribution protocol in consultation with emergency medical services.