Emergency response in a rapidly changing Arctic
Clark, D.G., Ford, J.D. (2017) Emergency response in a rapidly changing Arctic. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 189(4): 135-136.
Some highlight from the article:
– Wide disparities in both rates of unintentional injury and access to search-and-rescue services and emergency medical care exist between southern and northern Canada.
– Recent high-profile events in the Northwest Passage have drawn attention to the potential for a large-scale disaster in the Canadian Arctic.
– In the emergency medical care available to Inuit communities living in the Canadian North, interventions to improve resilience — particularly in the face of the effects of climate change — andaccess to emergency medical response services are needed.