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Document ID (ISN)111199
CIS number 10-0787
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gómez Muñiz F., Angulo Galánm.C., Vega Guerra
Title Maritime evacuations assisted by the Spanish Radiomedical Advice Centre and their relation to their medical history as noted in their occupational medical records
Original title Relación entre las causas de las evacuaciones marítimas atendidas por el Centro Radio-médico Español y los antecedentes patológicos recogidos en sus historias clínicas laborales [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.10, No.1, p.59-64. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The objective of this retrospective descriptive study was to determine the relationship between the cause of the evacuation of seafarers by the Spanish Radio Medical Advice Centre (CRME) and their previous medical history. Over a one-year period (2009/2010), 1062 seafarers consulted the CRME. 58.19% were treated on board with telemedicine; 17.61% remained on board until arrival in port and 24.2% needed to be evacuated to land. 40.9% had not been subjected to a medical check-up prior to enrolement. 23% of the evacuated seafarers had evidence of a similar problem in their medical fitness examination. It is concluded that the information given in occupational medical records needs to be improved (past medical history, consequences from background pathologies) to reduce the number of evacuations.
Descriptors (primary) ships; diagnosis; medical treatment; emergency treatment
Descriptors (secondary) anamnesis; survey; statistical evaluation; health service records
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Water transportation