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Mass Casualty Incident Management, Triage, Injury Distribution of Casualties and Rate of Arrival of Casualties at the Hospitals: Lessons From a Suicide Bomber Attack in Downtown Tel Aviv

Raiter, Y., Farfel, A., Lehavi, O., et al. (2008). Mass Casualty Incident Management, Triage, Injury Distribution of Casualties and Rate of Arrival of Casualties at the Hospitals: Lessons From a Suicide Bomber Attack in Downtown Tel Aviv. (Abstract only.) Emergency Medicine Journal. 25(4):225-9.

The authors discuss lessons learned for incident management from a bombing at the central bus station in Tel Aviv in 2006, and describe injury patterns of casualties. They note that quickly responding Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) vehicles, effective primary triage between urgent and non-urgent casualties, and primary distribution between five hospitals contributed to rapid and efficient response.
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