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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-15

Developing health information documentation in disaster


1 Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan, Iran
2 Management and Health Information Technology, Isfahan University of Medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Health and Medical Sciences, Research Institute of Shakhespajouh, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Nahid Tavakoli
Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: This article was extracted from a research No.285021 granted by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Conflict of Interest: Study concept and design: Nahid Tavakoli, Maryam Jahanbakhsh, Analysis and interpretation of data: Nahid Tavakoli, Maryam Jahanbakhsh, Drafting of the manuscript: Nahid Tavakoli, Maryam Jahanbakhsh


DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.122426

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Introduction: Disaster occurs almost daily in the world and increases the issue of it because of high volume of population, industrialization, and acts of terrorism; my country is one of the most unexpected event areas of the world. Healthcare systems encounter special challenges in disaster management, that they include triage and treatment a large number victims and also victims' information management. To ensure correct way of documentation of victims as introduction information management and effective triage and treatment, useful medical record are necessary, because medical record usually used for patients are too complicated and ineffective to use in case of emergency. Objectives: The objective of this research is design the disaster-victim medical record to document and triage easily for victims in disaster. Materials and Methods: This research is an applied study and has been performed as descriptive study. Source of information is libraries and accepted articles in indexed journals. During survey of corresponding organizations about disaster in Isfahan and absence of a medical record for documentation of victims, researchers identified the organizations of disaster in the world and then gathered necessary data elements for medical record in disaster. Then necessary parameters for the medical record extracted from American and European models. Results: According to situation and standards of Iran, a proper and final pattern designed with assisting management and medical emergencies center in Isfahan province. Discussion: Medical record in disaster relief operations must be simple and useful; medical record used in hospitals is not effective. The proposed model is simple and proper form for documentation of victims and easy reference for accessing clinical, administrative, and statistics information in disaster.


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