Ikegaya, N., Seki, G. and Ohta, N. (2016). How Should Disaster Base Hospitals Prepare for Dialysis Therapy after Earthquakes? Introduction of Double Water Piping Circuits Provided by Well Water System. BioMed Research International. Article ID 9647156.
This article reviews the effects that recent earthquakes have had on dialysis facilities in Japan. The authors discuss how their hospital installed a generator and a water system that could pull in well water so they could continue providing dialysis after the Great East Japan Earthquake, and emphasize the importance of informing local water authorities of dialysis facilities’ needs before, and after, a disaster.