Healthcare Services Demand in Post-disaster Settings The 2014 Earthquake in Ludian County Yunnan Province China
Wong, H.T. and Li, S. (2016). Healthcare Services Demand in Post-disaster Settings: The 2014 Earthquake in Ludian County, Yunnan Province, China. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 7(4):445-449.
The authors conducted a cross-sectional, records-based study of 2,484 records obtained from a temporary hospital to investigate patterns of healthcare service demand for a rural displaced population following the 2014 Ludian County earthquake. They found that healthcare service demand from younger age groups was higher than that of the older adult group, and observed three major health problems: respiratory disease, skin problems, and ear, eye, and throat (EET) problems.