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Use of a Geographic Information System (GIS) in the Medical Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22587878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011. In the first 10 days after the event, information about radiation risks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was unavailable, and the disaster response, including deployment of disaster teams, was delayed. Beginning on March 17, 2011, the Japan Medical Association used a geographic information system (GIS) to visualize the risk of radiation exposure in Fukushima. This information facilitated the decision to deploy disaster medical response teams on March 18, 2011.Nagata T, Kimura Y, Ishii M. Use of a geographic information system (GIS) in the medical response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012;27(2):1-3.
Authors:
Takashi Nagata; Yoshinari Kimura; Masami Ishii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prehospital and disaster medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1049-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918173     Medline TA:  Prehosp Disaster Med     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.
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