Trauma system configurations in other countries: the Israeli model.
Israel is a small country with a unique trauma system that was developed from the experience gained in peace and in war. That trauma system was designed to fit the state's current health system, which is different from the European and American systems. This article describes the infrastructure of both prehospital and in-hospital trauma management, as well as the main cornerstones of their development. The experience that was gained from multiple mass casualty incidents is discussed. The protocols of mass casualty management in the prehospital and in-hospital setup are described.
Division of Surgery, The Yitzhak Rabin Trauma Center, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel. email@example.com
SourceThe Surgical clinics of North America 92:4 2012 Aug pg 1025-40, x
Emergency Medical Services
Mass Casualty Incidents
National Health Programs
Pub Type(s)Journal Article