Chief Complaints Diagnoses and Medications Prescribed Seven Weeks Post-Katrina In New Orleans
Howe, E., Victor, D., and Price, E.G. (2008). Chief Complaints, Diagnoses, and Medications Prescribed Seven Weeks Post-Katrina In New Orleans. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 23(1):41–47.
The authors examined associations between patient characteristics, chief complaints, final diagnoses, and medications prescribed at a post-Katrina clinic to better inform strategic planning for post-disaster healthcare delivery (e.g., charitable donations of medications and medical supplies). Results of the study indicated donations of certain classes of medications were more useful than others.