Advances in Modern Medicine

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Advances in Modern Medicine introduces recent advanced medical practices performed at the Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center (KMCCCC) - one of the leading hospitals in Japan - to those ...
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Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake: Medical Aid Activities by National Hospital Organization

Pp. 251-259 (9)

Tamami Umeda

Abstract

Japan's National Hospital Organization (NHO), a Designated Public Corporation specified in the Disaster Countermeasure Basic Act, promptly responded to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake by mobilizing medical teams from NHO hospitals nationwide. This report describes the activities conducted by NHO and lessons learnt for better preparedness and response in the future.

Keywords:

Disaster, Disaster medical assistant teams, Earthquake, Mobile medical teams, National Hospital Organization.

Affiliation:

National Hospital Organization, 2-5-21 Higashigaoka, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8621, Japan.