Journal article

Disaster Risk Reduction and Health: The Potential of Health Registers for Public Health Monitoring

Michel Dückers, Filip Arnberg, Christos Baliatsas, Lennart Reifels, Lise Stene, Joris Yzermans

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Introduction:The Sendai Framework seeks to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, health, and other assets including persons, communities, and countries. The framework focuses on reducing mortality while increasing population wellbeing, early warning, and promotion of health systems resilience. The use of scientific evidence to inform policy and formulate effective initiatives and interventions is crucial to disaster risk reduction within health. Different instruments and methodologies are available to guide policy and operations. The potential value of routinely collected patient data from health registers is that they can provide pre-event health and compariso..

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