Title

Field Investigations of Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1-2009

Journal

Field Epidemiology

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313802.003.0023

Keywords

Disasters; Emergency reponse; Field epidemiology; Field investigations

Abstract

© 2008 by Oxford University Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This chapter discusses field investigations of disasters and emergencies. Topics covered include the historical development of field epidemiology in disasters and emergencies, role of the epidemiologist in disaster response, problems faced in the field, rapid quantitative needs assessment, and surveys.

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