Analysis of the rescue patterns and procedures of foreign medical teams following the Wenchuan earthquake
Article first published online: 28 MAY 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and Chinese Cochrane Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University
Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 122–127, May 2009
How to Cite
Jiang, H. and Dai, X. Z. (2009), Analysis of the rescue patterns and procedures of foreign medical teams following the Wenchuan earthquake. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2: 122–127. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-5391.2009.01019.x
- Issue published online: 28 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 28 MAY 2009
- Received 23 Dec 2008; accepted for publication 14 Apr 2009.
- Foreign medical team;
- rescue pattern;
- Wenchuan earthquake
Objective To retrospectively analyze the rescue activities of 11 foreign medical teams during the Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China, and summarize their rescue patterns and procedures to provide a reference for disaster medical treatment.
Methods Statistics in the study are based on information from the Sichuan Provincial Earthquake Relief Headquarters. The authors also directly involved foreign medical teams in the data collection and statistical analysis.
Results The different rescue patterns and procedures of foreign medical teams were based on specific conditions and were in strict accordance with scientific and prudent work processes. This resulted in high efficiency and effectiveness in the rescue.
Conclusion Chinese medical staff could learn from foreign medical teams’ serious work attitude, patient service, and scientific working patterns.