Disaster-Driven Evacuation and Medication Loss: a Systematic Literature Review
There was a lack of evidence about the impact of medication loss after a disaster: e.g. how many patients suffer from medication loss; how much will the medication refill be a burden of medical relief activities; and what types of medication are in need. With increasing global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes, medication loss among NCD patients are an increasing concern.
A considerable number of patients with NCDs lose their medication during evacuation, making prescription refill an increasing burden of medical relief activities. Bringing full range of medication including medical records, devices for specific care e.g. home oxygen cylinders, and those for daily life e.g. glasses and canes, are important to reduce health risks after a disaster.
Adolescents, Adults, Both sexes, Cardiovascular diseases, Child health, Children, Conflict, Cyclone, Disability, Ear, Earthquake, Emergency Shelter and NFI, Endocrine and metabolic diseases, Fire, Flash flood/Flood, Health, Healthcare workers, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, Injuries (all), Landslide/mudslide, Mental health, Neonates/infants, Neoplasms and hematologic diseases, Nervous system and neurologic diseases, Non-communicable diseases (all), nose, Older people, Orthopedic injuries, Other injuries, Pain and anaesthesia, Persons with disabilities, Respiratory diseases, Rheumatologic diseases, throat and eye diseases, Tornado, Tsunami, Vaccine-preventable infections, Volcano