Kirsch, T., Mitrani-Reiser, J., Bissell, R., et al. (2010). Impact on Hospital Functions Following the 2010 Chilean Earthquake. (Free registration required.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 4(2); 122-128.
The authors describe loss of functions and structural damage experienced by hospitals in Chile following a major earthquake. Loss of communications capability was cited by hospital administrators surveyed as being most problematic.