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fatality surge [1 record]

Record 1 2012-09-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Medical and Hospital Organization
  • Emergency Management
DEF

A dramatic increase in deaths over a short period of time that is caused by a single incident that overwhelms the local response capabilities and for which the local authorities must request additional external resources to cope with the situation.

OBS

fatality surge; surge in deaths; surge in mortality: terms and definition standardized by the Canadian Capability-Based Planning Terminology Committee and the Translation Bureau.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Organisation médico-hospitalière
  • Gestion des urgences
DEF

Accroissement considérable du nombre de décès dans un court délai suite à un incident unique qui dépasse les capacités locales d'intervention et pour lequel les autorités locales doivent demander des ressources extérieures afin de faire face à la situation.

OBS

intensification du nombre de décès; augmentation massive de décès; afflux massif de décès : termes et définition normalisés par le Comité de terminologie de la planification axée sur les capacités au Canada et le Bureau de la traduction.

Spanish

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