Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 3

The Great East Japan Earthquake: One year at a private hospital in Miyagi prefecture

Jinichi Saito

Saito Hospital

The Great East Japan Earthquake struck the areas off the Pacific coast of Tohoku on March 11, 2011. The lifelines supplying the hospital were completely disrupted because of this earthquake. The tsunami then hit the area, causing devastating damage, and patients inundated the hospital. This study describes the disorders, conditions, and characteristics of these patients upon presentation at the private hospital. In addition, a survey was conducted in October 2011 regarding this disaster among outpatients who required long-term nursing care. The current situation was reviewed, and problems based upon hospital experiences were discussed. This review was intended to be helpful in the event of any future major disaster.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (187K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 52: 1343|1344, 2012)
key words: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Private hospital

(Received: 25-May-12)