Definitive Care Phase of a Mass Casualty Incident

  • Offir Ben-IshayEmail author
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)


Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) is an event that overwhelm the local healthcare system with a number of casualties that vastly exceed the local resources and capabilities in a short period of time. This definition puts an emphasis on the local resources of a particular hospital, as the affirmation of an ongoing MCI is different from one hospital to another, meaning that an MCI for one hospital is only a relatively busy day for another.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Oncology, Department of General SurgeryRambam Health Care CampusHaifaIsrael

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