Guidelines for Evaluation and Research: Volume One
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Health Disaster Management: Guidelines for Evaluation and Research introduces a structural framework for investigations into the medical and public health aspects of disasters including: a standardized, universal set of definitions; a conceptual model for disasters; indicators and standards; descriptions of 14 basic societal functions bound together by a coordination and control function; and a disaster response template and two research templates. The templates are to be used in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of research and/or evaluations of interventions directed at preventing hazards from becoming a disaster-producing event, mitigating the of such an event on the affected society, and/or responses to a disaster.


Volume One
Guidelines Cover
Page Number
I. Introduction
Chapter One: Introduction
1
Chapter Two: Methods Used for Evaluation and Research
25
II. Conceptual Framework
Chapter Three: Overview and Concepts
31
Chapter Four: Conceptual Model: Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability, and Damage
56
Chapter Five: Functions, Requirements, Supplies, Damage, and Needs
69
Chapter Six: Interventions, Effects, Outcomes, Benefits, and Costs
103
Chapter Seven: Responses, Relief, and Recovery
113
Chapter Eight: Ethical Issues
128
Glossary of Terminology
144

This work was supported in part by grants from the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Key Words:
analysis catastrophe; data collection; definitions description of disaster; disaster; disaster management; disaster medicine disaster phases; disaster research; disaster responses; extrication; health consequences health status; injuries; interventions; measures of effectiveness; medical responses; morbidity; mortality; preparedness; needs assessment; public health; research; research design; research methods; risk evaluation; scope; template; type; Utstein style; warning

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The Task Force on Quality Control of Disaster Management is comprised of the following members:

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