Hospital workload for weapon-wounded females treated by the International Committee of the Red Cross : more work needed than for males / Peter Andersson, Måns Muhrbeck, Harald Veen, Zaher Osman, Johan von Schreeb
Hospital workload for weapon-wounded females treated by the International Committee of the Red Cross : more work needed than for males
Peter Andersson, Måns Muhrbeck, Harald Veen, Zaher Osman, Johan von Schreeb
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World journal of surgery, Vol. 42, 2018, p. 93-98
Original scientific report. Source : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00268-017-4160-y (last consulted 21.12.2020)
Civilians constitute 33–51% of victims in armed conflicts. Several reports on civilian injuries exist, but few have focused on injuries afflicting females. This study analyzed routinely collected data on weapon-related injuries from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hospital in northwestern Pakistan in order to define injury patterns and types of surgical treatment for females. The study concluded that females treated at the ICRC-hospital in northwestern Pakistan are markedly affected by indiscriminate weapons such as bombs and missiles. Their average consumption of surgery is greater than for males, and this might be relevant in planning for staffing and facility needs in similar contexts.
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