EPIDEMIOLOGY OF FATAL AND NONFATAL INJURIES IN THE AVIANCA PLANE CRASH: AVIANCA FLIGHT 052, JANUARY 25, 1990. FINAL REPORT

On January 25, 1990 Avianca Flight 052 crashed without a conflagration after running out of fuel; 73 persons died, 85 survived. Epidemiological, biostatistical, and related analytical methods were used for the analysis of decedent and survivor injury patterns and for the purpose of examining selected EMS and hospital issues - relative to disaster planning and incident management and response. Medical examiner and hospital recors for all decedents and survivors were identified, abstracted, and coded using the International Classification of Diseases with Clinical Modifications, 9th Edition (ICD 9-CM) to determine the nature of injuries and comorbid conditions. Injury severity values were determined using the 1985 Abbreviated Injury Scale with Epidemiologic Modifications (AIS 85-EM).

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    • Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
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    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Associated Universities, Incorporated
    Upton, NY  United States  11973
  • Authors:
    • BARANCIK, J I
    • Kramer, C F
    • THODE, H C
    • Kahn, C J
    • Greensher, J
  • Publication Date: 1992-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BNL-52386
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1994 12:00AM