TRAUMATIC HEALTH EFFECTS DUE TO A STORM: AN OBSERVATIONAL CASE-STUDY ON PATIENTS RECEIVED AT THE COUNTY EMERGENCY CLINICAL HOSPITAL FROM TIMISOARA
Objective: The aim of the performed study was to investigate the traumatic health effects in patients received at the emergency service due to a storm event that happened on the 17th of September 2017 in Timisoara.
Material of study consisted of a sample of 75 patients (62.67% males, 37.33% females) who came to the emergency service of the County Hospital with traumatic health effects.
The method was an observational case-study with an investigation of traumatic health effects.
Results: Traumatic health effects due to the storm were caused by patients falling (51.78% of diagnostics: fractures, contusions, sprains) and by being hit by flying objects (42.85% of diagnostics: craniocerebral traumatisms and contusive wounds). The patients were either sent home (54.66%), admitted (25.34%) and hospitalized (13.33% more than 10 days) or transferred (12%).
Conclusion: Traumatic health effects due to the storm were severe and involved substantial recovery time and considerable expense of resources.
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